My Brother has a 200 SportJet in his Alumaweld Intruder. He was out one fine day on the lake when the engine over revved (and kicked in the rev limiter) and then no jet. Engine still runs fine, no loud bang, no smoke, no grinding noises. No jet when he was out on the water, he kickered back in. You can spin the impeller shaft freely now when you reach up through the intake. So, what happened? Neither of us know much about the guts from a SportJet, but we are fixin to find out over Christmas break. Now, if his boat had a 350 and a Hamilton, we would not have this problem, and if we did, I would know why.
We would like to do this in the comfort of his shop down in OR over a few days if possible so we can use it this year when I am down there to fish for Sturgeon, so this is IMPORTANT.