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    Default Another unique Jetboat, anyone else seen this gem?

    Here's one I ran into at the Tangle Lakes off the Denali Highway, late fall just before freeze-up. He was pushing it hard, dragging a canoe full of moose meat behind him going up-lake from the Delta River headed for the landing. It'sHPIM2641.jpg a unique piece, homebuilt, very portable, pretty spunky without the canoe in tow. More stuff to look at, just gettin' through the winter. Cheers, OzHPIM2639.jpg

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    One more pic of the transom to finish off the set, that's all I've got.HPIM2643.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzAK View Post
    One more pic of the transom to finish off the set, that's all I've got.HPIM2643.jpg
    I like the padding around the windshield. It looks like they may not be that unfamiliar with coming to sudden, unexpected stops.

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    That appears to be a 2 stroke power plant from a PWC. Clever looking setup .

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    I bet that little thing is tons of fun.

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    That is one unique boat.

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    Neat, Interesting steering, hard to tell but appears it has some tabs that are connected to help steer?
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    Good eye Gramps, that's exactly what those are. I picked the guys brain a bit and just generally looked it over. Watched him take it for a short run empty, it steers and handles very quickly, turns almost "flat" with little skidding. Very good for small tight streams with lots of rocks etc. That's a Polaris 700 twin PWC powerplant.

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    How long is it 12'-14'?

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    American ingenuity and the desire to get 'er done is awesome!
    Looks like a nice ride and probably easy on the gas too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    American ingenuity and the desire to get 'er done is awesome!
    Looks like a nice ride and probably easy on the gas too.
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    It needs the 160 HP Yamaha in it!
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    I love the homemade reverse bucket. That was my big stumbling block using the two PWC setups I have access to. I've been thinking of building a boat like that for a long time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stihl_header View Post
    How long is it 12'-14'?
    10' as I remember. He hauled it in the back of a mid 80's Toyota pickup at first, then realized it was a bit unstable and added the "sponsons" on the sides and the stabilizer system in the stern. That's when he said he was forced to start using a trailer. I'd really like to build a similar boat using more horsepower and a really heavy duty bottom. I have a few really nasty spots that would be good to visit for their hunting uniqueness but would be hard on equipment.

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    Did he comment on performance e.g. fuel consumption, speed, capacity, etc? This has been a topic with friends for about a year.. glad to see someone got it done.
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    I know this has nothing to do with the posted boat in this thread, but I thought it was worth posting here due to its 12' length and it being a river beater..lol.






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    ^ Needs cowbells! How tall are those sides? Was that a production boat?
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    Man OZ, all I can say is I WANT ONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtofak View Post
    ^ Needs cowbells! How tall are those sides? Was that a production boat?

    Hahahaha that's about it! Not sure about the sides as I never measured them. From the information I was able to gather from talking to people around here is that there were only 5 of these boats made, apparently to shuttle crews around the lower Fraser River.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F33shFr33k View Post
    Hahahaha that's about it! Not sure about the sides as I never measured them. From the information I was able to gather from talking to people around here is that there were only 5 of these boats made, apparently to shuttle crews around the lower Fraser River.
    That thing looks like it would push a wake out IN FRONT OF IT!!! LOL...

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