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    Default Outboard Jet on Go-Devil Boat

    I have a 1644 Go-Devil hull with a slick bottom and rounded chines. I have an opportunity to buy a 2002 Mercury 40/30 jet.

    Has anyone tried a jet on this style hull? I am concerned with sliding, and how the water will hit the intake with the 'cutback' transom Go-Devil puts on their boats.

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    NOT recommended. Will slide terribly in the corner. Done it and would not do it again.
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    Default Re: Outboard Jet on Go-Devil Boat

    Thanks. If I welded a piece of 2" or 3" half pipe on the bottom near each edge, would that be sufficient to stop the sliding?

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    I think it would take a "sharper " edge to get any bite or else the current boat builders would be using pipe vs. the angle typically found on boats called "lifting strakes" or turning strakes.
    I'm sure it can be done, just copy somone else's design from a current builder with a similiar hull.
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