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Old 02-09-2012, 04:21   #31
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Re: Jetski on Hull

Originally Posted by Boracay View Post
Maybe I'm getting old but our 9' tinny with 5hp is about as much as I can manage.

Some seem to have a lot of fun with a RIB with a 15hp Yamaha. I've even heard of some going up to 20 or even 25hp. They may not have a better power/weight ratio than a F16 but they should go pretty well.

I recall a foreigner left Albur in the Phils to go to Alona Beach on a jetski and never arrived. They found his body more than a few days later...
Our dinghy has a 25 horsepower 2-stroke

It goes well and it's fun, but not even in the same universe as a good jet ski, in terms of power to weight. 250 horsepower is 10x the power, mass less than 2x.
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Old 02-09-2012, 18:02   #32
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Re: Jetski on Hull

Couple of photos of Lightwave 47 motor sailer with Jetski and RIB currently at Mackay Marina.

The Kowasaki Jetski mentioned by the OP is a large beast. Over 1000lbs.
This is much smaller machine.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:04   #33
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Re: Jetski on Hull

I would like to point out that not all jet skis are heavy, all are however loud. There are carbonfiber/kevlar standup trick jet skis out that have wet weights under 300#, some as low as 260# with 100+hp. Don't forget the added weight of spare parts/fuel/2 stroke oil. I love jet skis but they have no place on any cruising yacht less than what would be considered a megayacht. The logistics just plain suck.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:40   #34
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Re: Jetski on Hull

How about a nice sailing dingy instead?
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Old 09-11-2012, 13:49   #35
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Re: Jetski on Hull

On a large cat maybe a jetski tied to the hull if you had an engine go out would be handy.

As others have pointed out, most sailors and power boat cruisers flinch at the idea of a PWC ripping through the anchorage. It seems the larger number of PWC riders, the same for snow mobiles, tend to not think of the folks around them. I'm not saying they are all bad but it only takes a few to spoil the image. Certain ocean beaches off the west coast have banned them due to the swimming hazard and they are totally illegal in the San Juan Islands in Washington (the exception being if you are passing through none stop).
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Re: Jetski on Hull

We own a Logoon 42, and we did carry a Yamaha Wave Runner 500 for some time. Yes there is a little nagaticve affect on sailing but thats not the main problem. The movement of 500kg sailing in rough condition will cause problems. Also the consitent need of maintance a Jetski is hard to handle from a boat. We sold the ski and never will take on another one.
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