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by JL8Jeff
10 Nov 2019, 10:13
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: torn weld repairs?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

torn weld repairs?

I've seen so many of those Yamaha 60/40 jets mounted on the CMC plate really high like that. I'm surprised so many dealers install those long motors on short transom boats without building up the transom.
by JL8Jeff
02 Nov 2019, 09:53
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Converting a prop outboard to jet
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Converting a prop outboard to jet

Have you searched around your area for a complete jet outboard? For the cost of the jet unit, you might be able to find a jet motor and just swap motors. You may also want to look into a prop tunnel hull so you can run the motor higher and then you might not need the jet. With the weight you have, I...
by JL8Jeff
31 Oct 2019, 15:23
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 1019

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

I think it bolts on where your hand crank winch is currently. Maybe if you were to use allen head bolts it might make it more difficult to remove quickly. My uncle used to have an electric winch on his old boat trailer and he could have that boat loaded up in no time.
by JL8Jeff
31 Oct 2019, 11:26
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 1019

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

Sorry, I meant electric winch. I can see if you have the trailer backed in too far, those side guides would be too low to help.
by JL8Jeff
31 Oct 2019, 10:38
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Converting a prop outboard to jet
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Converting a prop outboard to jet

What size is your G3 and how many people or how much gear do usually have? It sounds heavy as it sits and extra people and gear would slow it down more. I have a 1652 with a 60/45 Mercury and with extra people it's just enough. If you had to run the jet at full throttle the whole time, it might driv...
by JL8Jeff
31 Oct 2019, 10:17
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 1019

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

You could always add an electric winch to the trailer to help with loading but I was surprised when I put the vinyl downspouts on my bunks that it made it a lot easier to winch up. I can winch my boat up the trailer with my weaker arm easily. I don't even have side guides and with the bunks in the r...
by JL8Jeff
30 Oct 2019, 18:36
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 1019

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

You might need to look more into a deep V layout with a floor. It would be better in a chop but I think they would feel less stable than a wide mod V. If you find stuff for sale in your area, definitely ask to go out on the water to see how the layout feels. I have never had a problem taking a poten...
by JL8Jeff
29 Oct 2019, 10:44
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 1019

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

I understand the thought process of something smaller being easier to move around and store, but usually, smaller won't be more stable or give you a bigger deck area to fish from. You would probably need a custom boat to be small and wide and it would probably not handle well or be slow on the water...
by JL8Jeff
29 Oct 2019, 10:28
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Where do you keep your Boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Where do you keep your Boat?

I keep mine at a floating dock on the Delaware River from April through October usually. It needs to be scrubbed down a couple times a year to clean up the algae buildup it gets. The biggest issue is making sure the bilge pump works fine when we get heavy rain and then having to pull the dock in whe...
by JL8Jeff
10 Oct 2019, 10:48
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jon boat advice
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Jon boat advice

That looks like a prop tunnel hull with a jet outboard on it. My jet tunnel is wider, not as tall and tapers out on the sides.
by JL8Jeff
10 Oct 2019, 10:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Console
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Console

Riverman wrote:
09 Oct 2019, 20:50
What about buying the controls and cables for a Mercury 25? eBay?
I bought my used control from Ebay and then found a new wiring harness and new cables from Ebay as well. Used wiring can be a real crap shoot so I would look for new stuff. Check your local craigslist as well.
by JL8Jeff
09 Oct 2019, 10:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Console
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Console

Check out the various size consoles at http://www.akmccallumco.com/store-console.htm but with a 1648, I think the Lowe console is the narrowest around 19" wide. My boat had the center console when I got it used but it was farther back than I liked, so I moved it forward. You just need to figure out ...
by JL8Jeff
30 Sep 2019, 09:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Maintenance and Upkeep G3 1756SC
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Maintenance and Upkeep G3 1756SC

You could probably just flip the bunk around. Unbolt it from the brackets, flip front to back, line it up with the other bunk, drill new holes and bolt it back on. If it's really rotted out then you will want new bunks. Don't get pressure treated lumber, just regular lumber. I don't like the carpet...
by JL8Jeff
29 Sep 2019, 13:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Maintenance and Upkeep G3 1756SC
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Maintenance and Upkeep G3 1756SC

You could probably just flip the bunk around. Unbolt it from the brackets, flip front to back, line it up with the other bunk, drill new holes and bolt it back on. If it's really rotted out then you will want new bunks. Don't get pressure treated lumber, just regular lumber. I don't like the carpete...
by JL8Jeff
21 Sep 2019, 09:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anyone familiar with Princecraft Pro 16' boats early 2000's?
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Anyone familiar with Princecraft Pro 16' boats early 2000's?

My cousin has a Princecraft, I think it's a 16 footer so I'll check the model. I've never been in it so I can't say much for the ride but it looks like it cuts through wakes pretty well. His has a side console and a 4 stroke Mercury. Anything of that age, I would guess the flotation foam is past it'...