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.
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.
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)
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.
No. The jet drive shaft length must match the motor shaft length, or you would have to change the entire mid section of the motor.
We manufacture over eighty models. Demand varies and motor designs change. We build for nine different motor makes, from six different motor manufacturers.
You must know the motor make, year, HP, shaft length, steering method (tiller or remote) and number of cylinders.