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« on: January 22, 2019, 07:26:04 PM »
All I can find on Jet Craft look to be some sort of white water aluminum river boats. Nothing like this. Are they worth a dang? Looking for a cheap project for my high school shop class. I'm the teacher. 

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 07:53:50 PM »
Here's another pic. Is this post in the right section?

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 10:05:22 PM »
I haven't heard of Jet Craft. But it looks similar to a Southwind Tunnel Dragster (SWTD). Southwind eventually changed their name to Jemcraft. I don't know if they made the SWTD under the Jemcraft name but it could be.  Sometimes the paperwork gets messed up when a boat is sold.
Is it worth a dang? As long as it has no holes, no delamination, a straight bottom, and solid stringers, it could be a great boat. Will you be able to sell it for a profit? Probably not. You might end up in the red like 99.9% of jet boat projects. A lot depends on how much work and materials you need.
It looks like a good project.
What are you looking to do for the project? Glass work, paint, motor and jet rebuild?


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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 10:09:18 PM »
Also, I think it's the USCG (coast guard) website, you can type in the HIN and get the manufacturer info. Or even look up the manufacturer name.


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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 10:10:27 PM »
First of all welcome to the madness! I am no pro but by the looks of the work in the pump and transom plate and cave plates ..there's quite a bit of worth right there . Not to mention the duel axcel trailer. I wish I had something like that in my high school shop class !!! The pros will be along shortly and I 100% bet almost everyone here would be more happy to help you and your class make your project a show piece.

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 10:06:27 AM »
That thing is super cool! Have fun with that project!

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 11:35:56 AM »
Looks like a nice hull and a great start to a badass boat

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 07:04:52 PM »
Thanks for the info. I'll check the HIN #, and get back to you. I'm not looking for any profit on it. I just want a cool project for the kids to get into. And, if I can have a badass boat after we get it done, that's cool too. Win, win!

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 08:47:14 PM »
Definitely a very cool project. Please keep us posted on how it goes. Good luck with it. 



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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2019, 04:37:42 PM »
So ended up with this baby. It looks a lot like a Southwind. Is it possible someone shortened the transom where the pump hooks up? Otherwise looks very similar. Is there a way to tell if it is a SW?

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2019, 05:22:54 PM »
What is the HIN number?

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2019, 07:52:11 AM »
I don't see any HID #. On my other boats it's on the transom. Usually inset into the hull. Is there somewhere else it could be?

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2019, 09:11:31 AM »
What does the paper work say? My pink slip on my boat showed the HIN.

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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2019, 05:23:52 PM »
So ended up with this baby. It looks a lot like a Southwind. Is it possible someone shortened the transom where the pump hooks up? Otherwise looks very similar. Is there a way to tell if it is a SW?

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Yes sometimes guys shortened the pod so when the setback the pump, they had access to the clean out.
It looks a little different from the SWTD. They looked a little longer and more shallow to me. It is very possible someone made a mold from the Southwind and changed it up a bit.

If you use the search function there is quite a bit of info about SWTD setup here:
https://www.performanceboats.com/jet-boats/

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2019, 10:54:08 AM »
No pink slips for boats here(TN). I just got a bill of sale. I did find a little metal tag laying down in the motor/pump area. I googled it and USCG the number with no luck. I don't think it is what I'm looking for. I'll keep it around anyway. I'm gonna go try and register the thing before I start tooling on it to hard.

Couple of questions for getting this thing down the lake. I bought it "less motor". It has a rail kit, but no motor mounts. I'm going with a BBC. What are some options for motor mounts? Also, what are my options for the driveshaft setup?

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2019, 12:26:28 PM »
What a Cool project. Wish my shop teacher back n the day would have brought in something like that!!
U should have gotten motor plates with it. There bolt to motor n then plates with bolt to the four feet there on top of the rails. The rails also let U move motor front or back a lil. So for a drive shaft will all depend on location of motor. Good luck please keep posting as U all move along. Kids Will Love IT!!!


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