I have a Jetcraft with an inboard 302 and 3-stage Kodiak that I would like to take on a couple of adventures into the sound this coming summer. I don't have experience with running jets on anything but rivers, so I am looking for advice on how to keep my trips safe. My biggest concern is sucking some kelp or other such nastiness into my jet. Is this something that I need to worry about, and what is the best way to deal with it if and when it happens? Will a stomp grate help?
I realize that this boat is at home in rivers, which is where I spend most of my time, and not in the sound. However, it doesn't seem uncommon to see boats similar to mine out in the sound and I would like to try and do the same. I appreciate any advice!