Before You Buy

You must know the motor make, year, HP, shaft length, steering method (tiller or remote) and number of cylinders.

It depends on the boat and the weight. A good setup will get about 80% of propeller speeds when using mid range prop pitch. A light weight prop boat using a high pitch prop can run twice the speed of an Outboard Jet. Likewise, a heavily loaded prop boat using a low pitch prop can haul much more weight than a Jet.

We manufacture over eighty models. Demand varies and motor designs change. We build for nine different motor makes, from six different motor manufacturers.

Since it is necessary to raise the engine about six inches higher when attaching our jet drive, some people use a jack plate instead of fabricating a transom riser block. It is not necessary to use an hydraulic jack plate since once the correct height is established for the jet drive, it is not necessary to change it. Due to a four to five inch set back when using a jack plate, it is usually necessary to attach a twelve inch wide plate to extend the bottom of the boat back to the jet intake to control water height reaching the intake. We have a manual jack plate, part no. 1570, which includes this plate and provides eight inches of travel so that either the jet or propeller drive can be used without removing the motor.

If the shift handle is on the side of the motor, it usually requires a shift rod. The shift arm which attaches to the shift handle may be different for cam gates than for the earlier bell crank. If the shift handle is on the front of the motor or on the tiller handle itself, it usually requires a cable assembly. Refer first to the jet kit pictorial / parts list. This will refer you to the pages showing the shift rod and cable mechanisms.

Approximately a 30% HP loss - multiply your motor HP by .7 - example: 50 HP with jet is approximately equal to 35 HP prop drive ( 50 x .7 = 35)

The ideal type of boat is a strong lightweight welded aluminum Mod V hull with a deadrise between 6° and 10° with either a tunnel or a delta pad.  Weight should be distributed evenly throughout the boat and it should have as little draft as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

Weight is very important.  The chart below shows you the maximum weight for the horsepower of the outboard.  Note:  This chart represents HP before Jet conversion.

Yes, in fact, Tiller Handles operate more comfortably with Jets than they do with a standard gearcase.

Initial setup is a key element in Outboard Jet performance, which is why we prefer for knowledgeable industry professionals to perform the installation.  If there is no dealer in your region, we will be happy to assist you with the process of installation. We do however, offer our full line of parts and accessories to the public.  Click HERE to locate a dealer.

Yes we do, we offer many Jets that are not sold pre-packaged with Outboards.  Our lineup stretches from 20 Horsepower all the way up to 300 Horsepower.  The Product Catalog section on our website lists our entire lineup.  If you are not sure which Jet you need, give us a call.  We can help.

Outboard Jets are in use worldwide by Sportsmen, Commercial Fishermen, Game Wardens and Fire Departments alike.  Ask one of them and they'll tell you that when it comes to running shallow water, the Outboard Jet is an excellent choice.

Our Smallest Jets weigh about 35LBS and our Largest can weigh up to 75LBS.  Our Jets do not dramatically alter the weight of the outboard.

We do not offer a written warranty however we are very fair and if you believe you have received a defective product, please contact us immediately.

No, we don't but you could try calling some of our dealers.

Outboard Jets are not set up for DTS.  It has been done but we recommend acquiring a mechanical shift outboard.

Yes, you can.  In fact, twin Outboard Jets work better than a single larger outboard producing identical power.

Outboard Jets are designed to be up on plane and are not effective at trolling.  A bow mounted electric trolling motor is the best option.

Yes.  Just as a forward console is the ideal setup for larger Jet Boats, Stick Steer is a great way to balance weight on smaller rigs.  Offering all the comfort and convenience of a console without taking up space.

Our Transom Bracket has been known to support motors up to 150HP without issue however it is a manual adjustment jack plate, and we recommend using a hydraulic jack plate on any outboard above 150HP.

Though prop tunnels have been used with Jets, it is generally not recommended.

No, but you will be expected to pay in full once the order is ready.

Yes, In fact, the differences between standard and counter rotation engines exist inside the lower unit.  The rest of the Outboard is exactly the same.