Petty Officer 2nd Class
- May 7, 2019
Need some info/advice about these outboard jet motors.....am considering getting a 17-18 foot all aluminum tunnel hull jet for running up rivers and creeks, places you wouldn't want to take a conventional prop boat. Engines like a Merc or Yamaha 90/65 Jet. Besides the loss of 25 HP due to the jet drive, was wondering if there were any maintenance issues or other problems associated with operating these engines? Would the jet drive require less maintenance than a regular lower unit/prop motor? Or more? Would kinda like to know what I might be getting into before i got "into" it if you know what I mean.....Have never driven a jet nor do I know anyone who has one.....so anybody who has experience with this type of setup I would appreciate your input. Thanks.