Originally Posted by ranchero76
The hulls are usually not as tall at the very back, am I wrong?
And I'm not sure if jetski hanging right above diesel engine
is a good idea, but that could be one of the options.
The question is - why no known conversions like this? I don't believe I'm first who's suggesting this.
Figure 3' from bilge
to top of motor
(with a bit of air space). Figure 0.5' for floor and your average jetski is maybe 3.5' tall. That means you need 7' to fit it all in.
A lot of the larger cats have 6' of freeboard until you get to the steps. Since the rear seat is a little lower than the handlebars, I would think you could fit it pretty easily.
You would have to treat the engine
room as if it was a gas powered boat by adding blowers since there is the risk the jetski tank could leak but otherwise very doable.
I suspect there just isn't a lot of demand and retrofitting would be hugely expensive.
If we were to move up to a 45'+ cat, I would get beefed up davits
and go back to the tunnel hull inflatable
with 40hp outboard
that I used to own. No need to do major boat surgery and it can go toe to toe with a jetski for speed, shallow draft