Running without Reverse Gate..?

watsbobton

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May 28, 2015
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Hi, I recently purchased a 93 bayliner jazz jetboat for the trailer..
Its pretty clean so I'm going to try to clean it up.

Its all there, Except the Reverse Gate..

Unavailable part..

I've never had a pwc so not really familiar with jet drives..

What exactly does the reverse gate do?
Can I run without it?
How "sealed" would it need to be if I had a replacement machined?

Tia
 

alldodge

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You need the reverse gate to stop the boat. When motor is running its moving forward, only way to stop is with the gate

Whats the motor serial number?
 

Scott06

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You’re going to want want it on there. A jet has no neutral like a outboard or stern drive impeller is turning and producing forward thrust at idle.
the reverse gate is a large cup that snaps down over the pump outlet to direct water flow forward instead of rear ward.
i would find out who made the engine and jet pump and look on ebay for a used replacement shouldn’t be too hard to find one
 
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