I am beginning my quest for a used boat, looking at 17-20' inboard jets. I plan on running decent sized rivers and 100-500acre lakes my questions are:
how many hours is typical for what jet pumps? engines?
are there specifc brand/models to stay away from?
is there any tests/checks to look at while the boat is on the trailer?
I have a buddy who runs the snake river in Idaho often and he says they are getting nearly twice the life out of ford power over chevy. I would like an opinion ther too if you have it.
I am also curious about economy difference between say a 20' alumaweld w/ jet and w/outdrive................is there much difference? like I say, I will be running fairly deep rivers with some rocks and small to medium lakes.
thanks a bunch.