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mobboss

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general opinion jet or v drive
« on: August 16, 2011, 08:39:56 pm »
now i do realize that this is a jet boat forum, i would like an answer that does not start with jets rule!!!! ha!!!
an honest answer would be best. and why....  jet or vdrive
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HDriderTH

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 09:12:33 pm »
Get someone to let you drive a v-drive and you decide. Not everybodies cup of tea. If you like it, your hooked for life.
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SuperDuty

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 09:39:21 pm »
Yah, I agree with that. Drive both if you have that option. I love the simplicity of the jet on the lake because of the reverse and no skags so I can just beach em.. Plus rooster tails are pretty legit. I stick with V-Drive because I like the feel of them better. To me Im more in control than with a jet. Plus it takes alot less $$ to go fast!
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ka0tyk

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 10:12:10 pm »
i liked the versatility of my dads vdrive with the t400 transmission in it.  with the blower motor in 1st gear you could putt through the channel, 2nd gear could rip a skiier out of the water like nothing, and 3rd gear could haul the mail. 
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Wayne Zighter

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 11:11:43 pm »
Having had both I've found that each have their advantages and disadvantages, the pump with the easiness of control (especially going on and off the trailer),the shallow draft when on a plane, the roominess and not having to hear that damn gearbox, the vdrive however has that shit your pants feeling when you mash on the foot feed that a pump just can't replicate, also the fuel thing is a great plus, and they just look so damn cool  8)
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Marcsrollin

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 11:35:35 pm »
" the vdrive however has that shit your pants feeling when you mash on the foot feed that a pump just can't replicate,"



Wayne you just haven't been in the right jet boat!
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1975_Challenger_461

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 06:08:57 am »
X2 on that MARC :thumbup:

By the way, is it really cheaper to go faster in a v-drive? Trans, gearboxes, driveshaft=$$$  ???
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I like lolie pops in my mouth and butter in my ass."

JMS-1

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 09:05:54 am »
X2 on that MARC :thumbup:

By the way, is it really cheaper to go faster in a v-drive? Trans, gearboxes, driveshaft=$$$  ???
i own both, i wouldn't say its any cheaper, they are both money pits, but it takes less hp to go as fast
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HDriderTH

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 09:17:34 am »
Personal preference. Like Bourbon or a Margarita kinda....I have both also.
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GT Jets

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 12:03:55 pm »
Do this with a vee drive in 6" of water and I'll never touch another jet boat..... :sly:



They all have there specific purpose... :thumbup:

I would love to have anther vee drive cruiser..... 8)

GT

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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
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Your Mom

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2011, 12:17:08 pm »
" the vdrive however has that shit your pants feeling when you mash on the foot feed that a pump just can't replicate,"
I will stick with a jet....Hit a sandbar in light rain going 30-40mph(happened to me a couple years ago).  Drag off an go....

Wayne Zighter

  • Karma: +1/-0
Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2011, 12:50:03 pm »
" the vdrive however has that shit your pants feeling when you mash on the foot feed that a pump just can't replicate,"
I will stick with a jet....Hit a sandbar in light rain going 30-40mph(happened to me a couple years ago).  Drag off an go....

That it another major drawback with a Vdrive, you are  limited to only a few small parts of the river
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wizard612

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 02:13:33 pm »
I'm devoted to jets but there is one other problem with them that's hard to fix. No power off control. If you don't think it's a problem just look at the beachings history at Long Beach Marine Stadium. I can't remember any other boat type other than a jet that ever went up on the rocks and I personally know of three.
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GT Jets

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 09:20:58 pm »
I'm devoted to jets but there is one other problem with them that's hard to fix. No power off control. If you don't think it's a problem just look at the beachings history at Long Beach Marine Stadium. I can't remember any other boat type other than a jet that ever went up on the rocks and I personally know of three.


At the same time I know of very few jets flipping through the air like a toy plane, I know of several vee drives........Just food for thought. ;)

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

Beaveretriever

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2011, 10:09:46 pm »
i have owned 2 jets and now one v-drive. I will say that the v-drive is alot more fun to drive than the jet. I took the new v-drive out this last weekend and i had to hold the wheel the whole time. I didnt have the sweet ass rooster tail via the new hydrolic diverter, i didnt have seats for 5 people and a cooler, with the Sanger like i did with the Spectra. I missed that boat all the way up until i drove the Sanger. The v-drive turned better, was way faster, and sounded bad ass. i like them both but right now i like my v-drive

The Beav
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HDriderTH

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2011, 10:28:05 pm »
I have the paterns for the stock four seat and console interior. I run buckets right now and have a soft ice chest that fits behind one seat and a plastic tote on the other side with towels ropes mushroom anchore etc.
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Beaveretriever

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 11:18:48 pm »
I have the paterns for the stock four seat and console interior. I run buckets right now and have a soft ice chest that fits behind one seat and a plastic tote on the other side with towels ropes mushroom anchore etc.

Would that pattern work in a '73?

The Beav

Sorry for the thread jack
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HDriderTH

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2011, 04:41:03 pm »
Measure across the interior about seat back area and i'll see what mine is. Is that 19'?
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Beaveretriever

  • Karma: +34/-0
general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2011, 05:13:05 pm »
Measure across the interior about seat back area and i'll see what mine is. Is that 19'?

Ok I can measure it. I believe it would be considered a 19'. It's 18'-10" bubble deck

The beav
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HDriderTH

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2011, 05:55:28 pm »
Ok mines like 58 1/2 inside the little kick up on the gunwhales(sp)
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Beaveretriever

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general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2011, 06:56:24 pm »
Ok I'll have to check. My boat is at storage. Are the templates paper or wood? Shippable? Or do you have to twist my arm for a trip to Vegas :-)

The beav
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HDriderTH

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Re: general opinion jet or v drive
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2011, 08:01:54 pm »
I have the original wood and vinyl. I need to make a set. It's easier to do them all at once cuz alot of the panels are the same. Like 8 seat backs instead of 4
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