Small Jet Drives

Discussion in 'Jet Drives' started by thesuit, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. thesuit
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    thesuit Junior Member

    Howdy all im from australia and im in year 10 and for my school project this year im making a 11 foot (3.3m) ply boat.

    so my question is where can i get a small jet pump from?

    the engines i have to choose from are ea81 ( 60hp) ej20 (150hp)
    any help would be awesome cheers guys

    here is my design and what i hope to do.

    about half finished frame all made just need to ply the bottom and top
  2. Truls
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    Truls Commercial Fisherman

    How about a pump off a jetski? You can probably find one at a good price.


  3. Marco1
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    Marco1 Senior Member

    What you are building is called a JetJon. Here is a link to instructions to fit a Kawasaki pump or a Seadoo to a plywood vessel

    One observation though...older/smaller jetski don't have reverse, if you find one that does, it would probably be a better choice.

  4. Risk Taker
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    Risk Taker New Member

    The suit,
    Have you tried the small company in Perth Western Australia who specialise in small electric marine propulsion, they will probably be able to help you. Their web address
    I have one of their units - Vorta DX3 - attached to my Venturer sit-on-top. I have attached it to the underside of the rudder. I use it for river cruising and it works suprisingly well. Once the mounting bracket is fixed in place you can choose whether or not to go out with/without the unit attached. It just clips in!! so doesn't wreck the boat.
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