I have a 30 hp. Tohatsu Jet and some time on my hands.
I've been to Boise and looked at the Prototype Powered Traveler, that didn't work that well.
I've talked to Dick at Outboard Jet about his theories of pushing pontoon boats.
I've read everything I can find on the 13' Jet Ranger, but want to try something on my own here.
Proposed plan: purchasing two Aire Tributary 14' tubes, and assorted NRS tubing and fittings, if I don't already have most of what I need laying around here.
Lash up the tubes with only 20" between them making overall boat width 65"
Idea is to not give wave coming off inside of tubes enough distance to aerate jet intake. In the 20" between tubes, and infront of intake, fabricate a .125" plate aluminum planing surface angled at about 15 degrees held in place by NRS tubing with it's nose up to raft cross bar, it's tail right at intakes front lip. This might include two side down wings to funnel water into intake, if tubes themselves don't accomplish this.
OK Jump, in what do you think???