Now that you have run your Alaskan XL sportjet for awhile, what would you change? I am not talking about creature comforts. I am talking about hull configuration. Such as tunnel or no tunnel. UHMW on bottom or not. High skew impeller vs. standard impeller. How well does the stompgrate work (does it sacrifice performance). Items like that.
I had Glen build my first boat back in about '91 or so. I am now on my second Wooldridge. So far they have both been outboard jets. The sportjet has me intrigued though. I am looking for a little more zip than the ob jet offers. Plus, the larger swimstep would be great. I am a chesapeake lover and could use the swimstep to get them back in the boat when we hunt deeper water.
I am also fond of the layout that Big Pilgrim had done. That is about what I have in mind right now. If you would like to chime in I am all ears.
Basically, I am trying to figure out if I go to a bigger outboard or sportjet. Right now I have a 200 Merc with standard pump on an 20' AK II. My thought is a 225 or 250 e-tec or optimax with the bigger pump. And no, I do not want a V-8 inboard in this boat. Wrong purpose.