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Old 16-08-2015, 13:20   #976
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Re: Nautical Oddities

Here's a little contribution from guana in the Bahamas:
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The subject of the photo is the jet ski with the outboard on it. Makes her sink a little low but I couldn't help but admire the mounting job.


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Old 16-08-2015, 14:41   #977
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The subject of the photo is the jet ski with the outboard on it. Makes her sink a little low but I couldn't help but admire the mounting job.


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I have ridden one of these in Cuba. It was a rental if you can believe that, different perception of liability I guess.

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Old 16-08-2015, 14:51   #978
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How did it ride? Anything at all similar to a regular jet ski? As a kid, we used to constantly flood those the engines on the wave runners at half moon bay in Saudi. Seemed to have nothing but engine problems, but some operators I talked to in the keys confirmed that the design has come a long way. Still, maybe an outboard conversion isn't a bad idea?


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Old 16-08-2015, 15:01   #979
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It had a 25 HP engine, so it was extremely gutless when compared to a real sea doo. It also sat lower in the water because of the extra weight. Which made me afraid of the alligators.

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Old 16-08-2015, 15:14   #980
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At least they weren't crocodiles?


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I don't think so. I'm not even sure there were alligators or if the guide was just messing with me.

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That is not a "Jetski" that is converted to outboard power.
It is most probably one of the early PWCs before the term even existed.

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There were a lot of them.

https://www.google.com/search?q=outb...FQU6PgodBNEBgQ
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That is not a "Jetski" that is converted to outboard power.
It is most probably one of the early PWCs before the term even existed.

Outboard pwc? - FiberGlassics® Forums - fiberglassics.com

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There were a lot of them.

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If true, that makes it way cooler! It's back end sat awfully low in the water for a designed-in outboard install though. But those Google pictures make it look like these are supposed to be ridden on a 40 degree incline!


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If true, that makes it way cooler! It's back end sat awfully low in the water for a designed-in outboard install though. But those Google pictures make it look like these are supposed to be ridden on a 40 degree incline!


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A lot of them were made for small outboards. like maybe 10-20hp. So if you wanted to go faster what would you do? Yep. overload it.

An ancient 25hp might weigh as much as a modern 40. Think how much fun you could have with a repower.
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Darn! I just returned from the Bahamas - the land of inexpensive, lightweight 2-strokes!


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Jedi I need advice. Please email me at randy@svhappytogether.com. Thanks. Regarding mosberg


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How about a Swan that does about 35 knots?
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That would make a great dinghy for this ugly duckling.
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