A out of state dealer is trying to sell my neighbor a fairly new 25 foot Thunder Jet. Boat has the 496 HO (420 hp) motor mated to a Hamilton 212 jet. Neighbor is considering buying it and joining our moose hunting parties but neither him or myself have any knowledge of these boats other than they look pretty good.
Most important question is can they handle a lot of weight? Anyone have any experience with these boats? We load up pretty heavy and this rig would have to be capable of carrying about 4,500 pounds of gear, gas, and people on deck when fully loaded. Can the boat do it? Realize it will be a gas pig, but you gotta pay to play.
If you have any knowledge of these or similar sized jet boats would appreciate your opinion.