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    Question Prop/jet conversion

    I have a 16' Hewescraft Sea Runner with a 35 hp prop and would like to put a 50 hp jet on it to cruise the Deska, Little Su, etc...and would like to be able to re-install the lower unit with the prop to cruise Lk Louise/Skilak/PWS.

    What do I have to do to the boat/transom to be able to switch between a jet/prop to run it in salt or lakes? Do I just simply need to remove the jet and install the prop and head out? Seems like the prop wouldn't be down in the water enough with a short shaft. Do I need some sort of manual or hydraulic lift?

    Thanks for the insight,
    Tim

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    There are a couple of differant ways to do it. You can either get a shaft extension, I beleive they are made by outboard jets. Or you can get a lift plate.
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    flat jack lift
    Bob's boat Shop in Florida,

    only lift that give you the full 7 inches you need to run your jet or you prop

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    Lots of guys around here run CMC lifts too. I don't know what there range is, but I know it is enough.
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