ALUMA-JET- Duracraft 1648 SV Jetboat Conversion

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ALUMA-JET- Duracraft 1648 SV Jetboat Conversion

Post by PSG-1 » 04 Jul 2018, 18:03

Good to hear from you again, mmf!

The specs say the 2472 sea ark weighs about 950 lbs, just the dry hull weight. Then you have to account for weight of engine, fuel, battery, persons on board, gear, additional decking/modifications. A boat that size, especially with the wide beam, would be a good candidate for twin engines, or if you're going with a single engine, you need something big, like the 1800cc Yamaha 4 stroke engine.

It's not just a matter of having enough power to go fast, it's a matter of having enough power to push the boat without over-lugging it. Kinda like putting a 7" grinding wheel on a 4 1/2" angle grinder. Yeah, it will turn it, but it's putting a lot of undue strain on the motor and will shorten its life.
ALUMA-JET project:
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=22023


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