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Goodtime$

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How this one coming along?
Any updates?

Did some bottom mods to the boat. It had some extreme HOOK in the transom that we had to insert. Its pre-rigged and im setting the intake after the rain stops. Our shop is full like a storage lot.

Customer upgraded from the Ford to the Chevy LSA so it should be here soon. I got a new loader and some cool shoes for the intake we can test on. This is a big boat, will be vital we load the pump quickly out of the hole.
 

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Hi there. Question on the jet setup. We had a jet like 20 years ago and when we built it, we were told not to eliminate the transom/hull where it comes together when placing the jet pump intake setback because there wasnt a way to brace the pump from flexing. Obviously the jet pump could not be set back as much as if that area was fully cutout, which you show that's the way you build them. Is there something new in jet boat building that solves that problem? It seems from the last picture that you wedge the pump into the cutout as much as possible.
 

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Hi there. Question on the jet setup. We had a jet like 20 years ago and when we built it, we were told not to eliminate the transom/hull where it comes together when placing the jet pump intake setback because there wasnt a way to brace the pump from flexing. Obviously the jet pump could not be set back as much as if that area was fully cutout, which you show that's the way you build them. Is there something new in jet boat building that solves that problem? It seems from the last picture that you wedge the pump into the cutout as much as possible.

Most customers demand the clean out outside of the transom which is a full setback. I am not a fan as it weakens the boat but 100% of buyers demand it.

We build a strong bottom so I don’t sand too much before I set intake
We typically do shoes and ride plates to help on bigger hp boats
 

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Most customers demand the clean out outside of the transom which is a full setback. I am not a fan as it weakens the boat but 100% of buyers demand it.
So if you don't do the full cutout and its not a full setback then you're back to the transom box around the jet? Can't have a partial setback with the clean transom?

Thanks for your reply so far!
 

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Most customers demand the clean out outside of the transom which is a full setback. I am not a fan as it weakens the boat but 100% of buyers demand it.

We build a strong bottom so I don’t sand too much before I set intake
We typically do shoes and ride plates to help on bigger hp boats
As a "larger" guy with the clean out inside the transom and sucks up his fair share of stuff, I would want it outside as well if I were to go jet again.
 

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So if you don't do the full cutout and its not a full setback then you're back to the transom box around the jet? Can't have a partial setback with the clean transom?

Thanks for your reply so far!


Ideal intake location would place the clean out directly center to the transom. So half way in, half way out. Like most gullwings are.
So we push the intake back another 2” and everyone is happy.

Transom boxes are old style. We don’t use them.
 

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