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« on: February 10, 2018, 01:12:05 PM »
Hey all, I donít post on here much but I figured this may help those in the situation I was in. Jet boats suck when it comes to putting them in your garage because the pump makes the boat too long for most garages. The options are usually to park it outside or put the boat at an angle which destroys garage space and it sucks. So hereís what I did and it worked out pretty good.

For three years I had my boat at an angle which made it to where the ol lady had to park her car on the driveway. My downstairs office shares the rear wall to my garage. All I needed was about six inches more garage space to park the boat straight. So I poked a hole in the office/garage wall hahaha. Fuggit. Got tired of losing valuable garage space. But itís not as bad as it seems.

Once the hole was made, I framed it, dry walled it, mudded it. All thatís left is to texture and paint it. Turned out pretty good. Just thought Iíd share in case anyone else was in my situation.


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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 02:27:37 PM »
Put a swing away on it

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 02:32:12 PM »
Look up Fulton Swing Away and then you just change the front of your brake line to a stainless or nylon

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 03:40:09 PM »
You can also remove the pins that hold on the last foot of the pump. Place a towel on your transom and accomplish the same thing. It takes about 5 minutes. The problem I found with my 3 RD car garage is the opening only fits a smart car. So I pulled the top header and made the opening bigger. Oh, had to get new garage door. Wife's like that! LOL🤣


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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 06:34:41 PM »
Agree that a swing away tounge is the more logical solution but so is not buying a boat..... Hahaha!
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 07:15:32 PM »
Way to be creative and keepin it cheap....even better

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 08:09:41 AM »
The problem I see here, you walk in the office see the box and start making motor boat noises. Then you hook up the boat and go to the lake. No work getting done.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 09:45:07 AM »
Hmmm. I just slide the boat forward on the trailer, it no like it's heavy.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 10:59:19 AM »
I remove the place diverter nozzle. I have a WJ Jacuzzi. I leave all the cables attached, 4 nuts, 1 steering bolt and it's off. Boat fits straight in


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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 01:32:49 PM »
The problem I see here, you walk in the office see the box and start making motor boat noises. Then you hook up the boat and go to the lake. No work getting done.
I dont see that as a problem lol

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2018, 02:25:33 PM »
Yes sir Roadrunner!!


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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2018, 02:33:08 PM »
Put a swing away on it

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Yeah I put a Weld on Fulton Swing Away in there already. It still didnít fit.


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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2018, 02:38:37 PM »
Some good solutions on here. This just worked perfect for me. Iím building a desk and cabinets to go along that wall. The box wonít even be visible when the project is done. It just works and freed up valuable garage space.


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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2018, 10:23:34 PM »
I would have let the pump stick into the office through a hole so it keeps you thinking about summer and your boat won't be lonely, especially when they ol lady kicks you out of the bedroom.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 06:04:30 PM »
I would have let the pump stick into the office through a hole so it keeps you thinking about summer and your boat won't be lonely, especially when they ol lady kicks you out of the bedroom.
Lol I was thinking the same thing I would have put in a window too then you don't have to go out to the cold garage to look at it

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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 08:07:38 PM »
Hereís what I had to do today...

I removed the droop, diverter, and swim step.

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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 08:25:52 PM »
Nice Jordan!


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