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Dude thats so awesome....I would probably go to fast in it and end up killing myself though......man you could just plow sandbars and keep going
Ya man, He already said he's pull'n it out to Havasu this spring when we put on a little west coast rally.

hell I didn't even know you could run a jet on a motor that big. Largest i had thought was a 115hp. Looks like I was wrong again
 

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yeah i saw that on bbc,bad ass little mota,i bet ots oly putting out like 200hp though,isnt there something where they loose hp with the jet?
 

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yeah i saw that on bbc,bad ass little mota,i bet ots oly putting out like 200hp though,isnt there something where they loose hp with the jet?
yes I believe you are correct though I am not super knowledgable about jet drive. Seems to me they refer to them in the thread as 90/65 and 115/90 or something like that.

Either way, 200hp on a little ass light boat like that running 60+ in 4" of water, wheh gives me the shivers just thinking about it.

I'm going to try and fly out in a couple weeks and hit up Table Rock for a day or to and run the river a day or two, freak'n stoked as I have been putting in some serious hours at work
 

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yes I believe you are correct though I am not super knowledgable about jet drive. Seems to me they refer to them in the thread as 90/65 and 115/90 or something like that.

Either way, 200hp on a little ass light boat like that running 60+ in 4" of water, wheh gives me the shivers just thinking about it.

I'm going to try and fly out in a couple weeks and hit up Table Rock for a day or to and run the river a day or two, freak'n stoked as I have been putting in some serious hours at work
yeah thats what i have read,either way i bet that boat sounds bad ass!looks bad ass too!
 

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The guys at Rothwell marine (Greg, Marty and crew) build some sick stuff, That was Marty's personal boat. Picked up my Bullet from them a couple of months ago. Great guys to deal with. Hell of a road trip to pick up a toy.
 

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Yeah, I have seen smaller versions of those before. Or the mud boats that have a jet. I would rather have an air boat for the lower river though, just in case you get into toe deep water.
 

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thats friggin cool. with a good enough rain you can cruise it on the street. would blow some minds.
 

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Wow, that thing is cool! Any idea what kinda coin he had to drop for that rig?
 

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I had an 18' Alumaweld in 1985 that had a 200hp Merc with a jet pump. That was the common boat in Oregon for running whitewater and still is. Same basic hull design and I ran over gravel bars in 10" of water all the time. I think they lose around 40% to the pump but plenty of power. I did stick a few sandbars so it can be done but doesn't hurt anything. Great river boats and a blast to run.
 

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I had an 18' Alumaweld in 1985 that had a 200hp Merc with a jet pump. That was the common boat in Oregon for running whitewater and still is. Same basic hull design and I ran over gravel bars in 10" of water all the time. I think they lose around 40% to the pump but plenty of power. I did stick a few sandbars so it can be done but doesn't hurt anything. Great river boats and a blast to run.
What rivers did you use your boat in?

I have seen them on the Main Salmon and the Snake, great river boats.

side note: I was told they suck the fine sediment up from deeper water then a prop does, a mechanic talked me out of making the change when I lived in Havasu.
 

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I ran the Clackamas, Nehalem, Wilson, Trask, Columbia, Willamette and Lewis the most. If you look at a pump it is just a big impeller and sand just blows through it if you get shallow. They are not great rough water boats and if you really spear a wave you are on the bottom in a heartbeat so Havasu would be a problem in wind. Mine was painted a gray flat color so the sun didn't blind everyone. They are a great boat for the right water.
 

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I was told by a Martinez local that the jet pump tends to suck up tulies off the bottom of the little backwater channels and plug up the pump.

Ringer, did you ever have any experience with that sort of situation?
 
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