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HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« on: March 06, 2007, 08:59:53 PM »
HOW HARD IS IT TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE? I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE IT OVER? IS THERE ANY SPECIAL THINGS TO MODIFY
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 01:04:35 PM »
why would you want to do that a outdrive is little better of a set up then jet.
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007, 02:41:26 PM »
I have done a few of them but it is a lot of work, and well worth it if safety is #1 on your list.

If I can help give me a call;

Jim
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007, 07:40:09 PM »
I have a jet boat that puts out 980 hp and I have a complete set up in my pickle but I have run out of room and need more space so I am going to get another boat and convert. I found an open bow and it had an outdrive in it!
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007, 12:57:33 PM »
I think it would cheaper to find a boat that's already set up with a jet. Maybe try to find and old day cruiser. If you look around you can get them for a few thousand if has jet and motor just sell it if you don't need it.
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2007, 02:34:32 PM »
If ya' wanna go fast just get a 300 Outboard and put in on there! That's what Hotrod is doing... ;D
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 03:20:10 PM »
I have a jet boat that puts out 980 hp and I have a complete set up in my pickle but I have run out of room and need more space so I am going to get another boat and convert. I found an open bow and it had an outdrive in it!

A friend of mine has an old Nordic 18' (I think) that was converted to an open bow. It also has a built-in cooler in the bow. It looks killer! marcsrollin can get you the guy's contact info if you want it.
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 03:22:59 PM »
If ya' wanna go fast just get a 300 Outboard and put in on there! That's what Hotrod is doing... ;D

I've got many more years left in me before I would consider putting on a strap on. As far as using a strap-on the "other" way, I think you have that market cornered already.   ;D
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NO REGRET$ ... Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics / no matter how good you do you're still retarded!!!!!

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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007, 08:17:48 PM »
I know this is an old thread....... I was just curious to see if you actually did the conversion after all...... I may be in the same boat.
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2007, 09:22:54 AM »
Toes are you wanting a how to? we've done this OD to jet OB to jet OD to V-drive etc ?? want pics and "how to" Tom

example Malibu
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2007, 09:47:26 AM »
Yeah,,,,,, that'd be awesome!!!!

Here's what i'm lookin at
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2007, 09:58:06 AM »
Now you're thinkin Danny. Get busy.
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007, 12:12:26 PM »
Guys Alot depends on the hull (shape and configuration) Any close ups Tom
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2007, 12:53:05 PM »
Actually Kregs was a 1/2 wacker before it was a full wacker before it became a jet the other pics are of a Ultra OB we made a jet Tom

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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2007, 12:54:47 PM »
I'll try to get you some better pictures...... my digital camera just went the way of the 8-track so I've gotta get a new one. It's a Volvo/Penta 280 with a 302 for power. I will probably be converting to a big block. The hull works great. It's actually a pretty nice ride. It's a '78 Ranger open-bow that's 20' long. It's fiberglass over wood construction.......... let the demolition begin!!!!!
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007, 08:16:07 PM »
Toes heres a OMC 1/2 wacker to  BBC V-drive Cambell we did a couple years back ..Tom



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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2007, 09:39:43 PM »
Toes heres a OMC 1/2 wacker to  BBC V-drive Cambell we did a couple years back ..Tom




I bet that upped the value considerably .

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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2007, 08:43:12 AM »
Very nice conversion!!
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2007, 09:06:27 AM »
Great job Tom. As always, you guys are the men!!
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2007, 08:42:45 AM »
Thanks everyone we gat lots of Pics/projects like this for any dyi'sToes "you can do it" lets get goin' Tom
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2007, 03:20:21 PM »
man i would love for my omega daycruiser backend to look like this~~~~~~~~~~>



just throw a "general " rough price out there for that conversion??????
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2007, 07:55:28 PM »
That boat (the Cambell Whaler)  was about 16k (4 years ago) P&L BUT ...that included a complete 450 hp BBC as you see it a  Hughes (AZ) 400 turbo ,Casale v-drive ,prop, prop shaft, steering,cavitation Hdwr, guages etc etc etc Josh and I had an a$$ load of hours in it . Would you guys like to see more of that boat? its "Tits" Matt (the owner) sold it for 25k year before last
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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2007, 08:34:32 PM »
I'd kill to have that......... Where is my Hk94???
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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2007, 07:53:15 AM »
That Cambell Whaler would be a "Bad a$$" to get to those secret Surf breaks unaccesible by car/foot lol Tom

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Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2007, 08:12:59 AM »
Heres some more Cambell conversion pics... Tom





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