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    Transom for jet and for lift of propeller upto 70-80 мм


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    Thanks so much for the info!

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    One more kaboat with jet:


















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    Is that still a 15ft kaboat? Homemade pump? How does it preform?

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    Final design of the tunnel:











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    Nice work nomad, look like pretty good lightweight solutions! Ever use solar boats at all?

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    I see thatís a life jacket free environment. Nice little boats
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    First time poster but just wanted say thanks to Nomad for the inspiration to make my own Kaboat with jet! I went a little different route with the tunnel construction. Got 1"X4" plastic wood (it's made of PVC) and cut stringer out and glued to the bottom of boat. Screwed 1/4" thick UHMW to the stringers to make the tunnel. 20 H Suzuki 4-stroke. Had it out on a lake this Sunday for the first time with the jet. Still need a few tweeks but it is promising. Will test it on a river next time. Thanks Nomad!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_2r...ature=youtu.be

    http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...pslwn9di16.jpg

    http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...psv05asu29.jpg

    Edit: tried to insert photos but couldn't (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    I see thatís a life jacket free environment. Nice little boats
    Yes please wear life jackets !!!!!!!

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    south coast stu Anxious to see and hear more of your build. How is it holding up? More More!! I want to do a jet buildup on a the 15' XL Outfitter Series KaBoat

    https://www.saturnrafts.com/15-xl-alaska-kaboat.html

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    Yes, mine is the 15' XL Outfitter Series. The UHW tunnel is holding up great. Here are couple vids from a few weeks ago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oze1lJ2LKmQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyIDu4cOpGE

    Sorry about vid quality. I'm an amature.

    I am (was?) having an issue with the motor cutting out at higher revs. I thought that maybe it was the rev limiter. I got a diagnostic cable and software (off eBay) and hooked up to laptop. I had to put prop on to run on rabbit ears in the driveway. Data showed it had only gotten to 4k rpm. Noticed that I have to have it in gear to go to 6k rpm. I think the problem was that I had the jet cable mounted wrong and it was slipping into neutral lock-out. I have adjusted and will test again (probably next weekend).

    You can see in the video I was just approaching some descent rapids. Didn't feel confident taking it further until I got throttle issue resolved.

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    Yup, it was kicking into neutral and limiting RPMs. After cable adjustment and bungee cord on the shift lever, no more issue. This thing goes in some seriously skinny water!!



    Finally figured out the video insert.

    Alaska here I come!!!!

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    south coast stu, I have the Kaboat XL and I am going the longtail route to run shallow up here in Fairbanks but I am liking you setup. I have seen you videos and you have put a lot into your Kaboat. Do you have any pictures of your setup? I can't seem to open up your pictures.

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    I think PhotoBucket is kaput. I uploaded pics to this site and I will try to explain my build:

    Cutting out PVC strakes:





    Strakes glued to bottom of boat:



    Curing under heat lamp:




    They have held up well. No signs of separation after over 15 hours of run time. Used Stabond PVC glue. Have replaced one of the FlexSeal tapes (it snagged on trailer)

    Made cardboard templates for UHMW:



    Cut-out UHMW and counter sunk SS screws. Put some long screws into transom also:







    I've added a neoprene flap and UHMW intake fins since these were taken.

    Here's the latest with a rowing frame installed:





    Hope this helps on your quest.

    Edit: I also added a 4' long piece of 1/4" plywood under the air floor for rigidity.

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    Where did you get your Suzuki 20 HP Jet motor and PM me price please. Kurt

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    Thanks it looks like a great solid setup. How has the handling been on the water? Hope you give some updates as you use the setup more and more.

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