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Tech Talk => Projects => Topic started by: futch on March 06, 2007, 08:59:53 PM

Title: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: futch 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
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: deerob 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.
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: Ema Non-Performance Marine - BANNED 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
928-542-7712
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: futch 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!
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: deerob 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.
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: Warlock 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
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: hotrod56cars 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.
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: hotrod56cars 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
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: Toes on the Nose 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.
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: jet boat performance 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
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Malibu/MalibuIO1.jpg)
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: Toes on the Nose on November 22, 2007, 09:47:26 AM
Yeah,,,,,, that'd be awesome!!!!

Here's what i'm lookin at
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: flytime on November 22, 2007, 09:58:06 AM
Now you're thinkin Danny. Get busy.
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: jet boat performance on November 22, 2007, 12:12:26 PM
Guys Alot depends on the hull (shape and configuration) Any close ups Tom
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: jet boat performance 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
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/kreg/DSC07899.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Ultra/MVC-570S.jpg)
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: Toes on the Nose 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!!!!!
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: jet boat performance 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
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-003S.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-004S.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-038S.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-051S.jpg)
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: beerjet 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
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-003S.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-004S.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-038S.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-051S.jpg)
I bet that upped the value considerably .

-beerjet-
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: Toes on the Nose on November 24, 2007, 08:43:12 AM
Very nice conversion!!
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: flytime on November 24, 2007, 09:06:27 AM
Great job Tom. As always, you guys are the men!!
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: jet boat performance 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
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: CHROMEY on November 26, 2007, 03:20:21 PM
man i would love for my omega daycruiser backend to look like this~~~~~~~~~~>

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-051S.jpg)

just throw a "general " rough price out there for that conversion??????
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: jet boat performance 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$$ load of hours in it . Would you guys like to see more of that boat? its "Tits" Matt (the owner) sold it for 25k year before last
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: Toes on the Nose on November 26, 2007, 08:34:32 PM
I'd kill to have that......... Where is my Hk94???
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: jet boat performance on November 27, 2007, 07:53:15 AM
That Cambell Whaler would be a "Bad a$$" to get to those secret Surf breaks unaccesible by car/foot lol Tom

STG HK? fine choice of weapons there!
Title: Re: HOW TO CONVERT OUTDRIVE TO JET DRIVE
Post by: jet boat performance on November 27, 2007, 08:12:59 AM
Heres some more Cambell conversion pics... Tom

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-047S.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/MVC-046S.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/Matt_0004.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/Matt_0002.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r319/jetboatperformance/Campbell/DSCF0023.jpg)