My brother had a jet boat several years ago and sucked sand and gravel into his intake and buggered up something inside (fins or something?) that was a couple hundred dollars to fix. A friend of mine had one that got the intake kept getting plugged by seaweed and made for a long, cold day unplugging the intake repeatedly, although no cost was involved in fixing it. Gas consumption is greater in the jet, steering is a learned art, and being stuck looks self explanatory as a drawback. I have demolished a few props on my prop boat, but have a spare and have always been able to at least limp home. I know the advantages are running in skinny water that I won’t even see with my prop boat, but on the whole are they very problematic to run? I have limited experience with jets and am just curious about what people have to say pro or con about jetboats.