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Old Dec 05, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Looking to buy

Hi everyone,
I'm looking to buy a jet pump system to power my 53 inch boat. Used is okay as long as it's in good running order. I live in Northeast Indiana and willing to drive for a good deal. I prefer jet drive but if you have a different system to power it I would be willing to look at it.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 09:36 PM
Steps? What steps?
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Do you prefer gas, nitro or electric? Where will you run the boat, that may determine the power system you are allowed to use. What is your budget? Not many jet drives available for a boat that size.


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Old Dec 06, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Hi ZOZER,
Gas or electric is the way I would rather go.I don't have to worry about where I'm going to run have a private lake to use. The boat is made for jet pump so I would like to do that. If I can find the right system Budget is 150.00-200.00

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:38 AM
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$150-$200 including motor/engine? Most bigger drives are going to be much more than that alone.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Just saw this in the classifieds. Price is about right.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1783636
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 04:23 PM
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150.00-200.00 just for the jet drive... used is fine if it's in good condition

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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Here's three options, not sure how easy finding a used one will be though.

http://www.mhzusa.com/Jet-Power-3-Race-m-1723-R.htm
http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/...pner_2347.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_X_Large.html
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Thanks for the help might be stuck with the Hobbyking
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Reviews for the HK one are pretty good. Didn't know they sold that.

Let us know how it goes. Pics or even Video!
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:58 PM
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The HK one looks like a copy of the MHZ one, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 01:21 AM
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This is closer to the budget, but it's a bit small, at 40mm.

http://www.jet-drive.de/index.php?op...d=11&Itemid=17
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 08:42 AM
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I don't think 40mm will push a 50" boat at all.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:31 AM
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wparsons.. how about two 40mm units with brushless motors
found some is South Africa Banjee jet pumps
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:53 AM
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The kehrer unit is good . Jet boats are limited in top speed anyway . My boat after about 20mph lifts the intake out some and it wont go any faster
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:13 AM
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For me the bang for the buck is just not there . Even the cheap plastic boats are just as fast or faster . A club member had one and it was a fun boat , he'd run it in an inch of water , over rocks , it would go any where .
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