Want to convert from jet to outboard

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Paul Thompson, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Paul Thompson
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    Location: Oregon

    Paul Thompson New Member

    Hello everyone.
    Im a new member here and am looking for someone in my area to do the fab work to convert my (newly acquired) boat from jet boat to outboard. I live in the Salem Oregon area.
    It is a 20 foot alumaweld all aluminum fishing boat. It had a jet drive in it. It is totally stripped of all parts and is ready to be worked on.

    Also, any recommendations on aluminum flooring?
    My son and I are building this boat as a project and I really do not want to put any wood in it.

    Thank you all very much for reading my post and sending me any recommendations .
     
  2. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member

    Your comment, it had a jet in it. So it was an inboard jet or an outboard hung off the transom

    If inboard, weld a piece over the intake but have it done in such a way that the deadrise is constant from ahead of the intake area, before they did the transition in the hull to the intake
    Then you will have to modify the transom to accept the outboard, as it will not have the correct shape or strength in its current condition

    If an outboard jet with a short tunnel, fill in the tunnel keeping constant deadrise as above, you might have to raise the transom cutout where the outboard jet was attached but you will not know this until
    you rework the short tunnel
     
  3. Paul Thompson
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    Paul Thompson New Member

    It is an inboard jet. It has what seems to be a large platform on the rear of the transom. I am not skilled enough to do the fabrication work but was hoping to find someone in the area. I appreciate you answering my post.
     
  4. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    can you post some photos of the stern and other views of the boat?
    Might help all understand your project better
     

  5. Paul Thompson
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    Paul Thompson New Member

    I sure will. Thank you.
     
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