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Used jet motor

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Anyone on this site know where I could pick up a 20 or 25 hp used jet motor? Just thought I would ask all you river rats first!

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Boy have I got a deal for you!One used up jet motor. smile.gifThe power head is junk on my motor but the jet lower unit is in good shape.If your mechanicaly inclined it might be right for you.I don't know how many used jets you are going to find in this state.You should give me a call either way.I learned alot of lessons with my first jet and wouldn't want to see any one make the same mistakes I did.
If you don't have my number it is
612-708-2339

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Hey Fishhead, I've been thinking about a jet also, so I would like hear some of your lessons learned.

BTW- Finally got the film from this past fall developed, couple of sweet pics of you and cats and that monster goldeye in mid-air as it jumped out of your hands. Send me an email with your addy, and I'll get you the doubles.

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Fishhead,

I'm interested in hearing horror stories to. Post dem stories please!

EBass

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I never did to much damage to the jet part of the motor or even the boat,even though I hit plenty!
Last fall Dark and I went out to Granite Falls and we hit a BIG rock.I ended up flying the lenght of the boat and darn near into his lap!
I have hit many snags too but the boat will just glide over most of them.I did get a big hunk of wood stuck in the intake grill.It was about 6" in diameter and broke of at around 12".I was cruising up stream and could't figure out why the baot seemed so sluggish.When I tilted the motor there was that log stuck in the grate.It too some muscle to get it out but still no damage.It hadn't reached the impeller luckily.

And of course my buddy Canopy Sam and I were fishing near St Peter on a foggy night.He said he could see 20 yrds in the fog and to just give her heck.I saw what I thought was a snag sticking out of the fog.When I looked again that sang got up and flew away.2 secands later we were at a dead stop and in 1/4 inch of water.That snag/bird was standing on a big gravel bar.That time the gravel got in impeller housing and jammed the impeller and spun the key.Cost? One $3 key.
Its actually air that wrecked my boat.The way the hull was designed along with overloading or improperly loading the boat would cause air to travel along the bottom of the boat and into the jet intake causing it to cavitate.This would increase the rpms rapidly and scored the pistons walls.Unfortunately the motor I have is a chrome bore and it cost more that a new motor to rebuild it.
If you are thinking about getting a jet it is best to have a modified vee with a deadrise of 6 degrees.This allows the air to split off before reaching the intake.A small center keel and no strakes or ribs in line with the intake is also a good idea.

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i dont river fish whats a goldeneye the only goldeneye i know of is the ones splashing down into the water during duck season wink.gif

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Sure, now it's my fault! If you hadn't kept me up so darn late forcing me to drink beer all night I mighta' been a little sharper on my navigational skills!
I thought you knew I was sleepin' up in the bow....

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A goldeye is a fish.It looks like a cross between a tarpon and a herring.Its got some teeth too!They feed on smaller minnows and bugs.They are just one of those WEIRD river fish.They can make good bait too and Canadians smoke em.

Sam not appying any blame here.I don;t have to listen to you, you know. smile.gif

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fishead,

Did you sell that jet yet?

Lucky

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Rainman did you buy that jet so we can have some fun on the river this year? sounds like if I get that new boat I will not have my lund anymore so I wont be fishin the river unless its with you. shoot me an email

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Lucky,
I was just offering it to Rainman cause I know him.I really wasn't sure what I was going to do with it yet.It is going to be for sale I will post it for sale in the Over 250 For Sale forum.You can get all my contact info there.

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Thanks fishhead, I'll look there. I have a 25 Merc just want the jet. Live 2 blocks from the Minnesota River in lower N. Mankato. First fished it when I was 10 yrs old been fishing it ever since.

Lucky

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