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behrendt
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jet zip

Post by behrendt » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:18 pm

Has anyone put a jet ski engine in a Zip? If so what size motor and how does it perform. I have read the stories/how too's for putting one in a Squirt. I have an old SeaDoo and want a boat bigger than the Squirt. I bought the plans to build a Tahoe but thought I would try a smaller boat first. The Zip seams to give me a lot of the techniques I will use on building the Tahoe. I would appreciate any info. you can give.

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Re: jet zip

Post by Roberta » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:38 am

Search the forum. I think there was at least one person doing an jet Zip. Good luck.

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Re: jet zip

Post by behrendt » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:52 pm

Thanks for the information. Maybe I'll be the first.

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Re: jet zip

Post by BarnacleMike » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:04 am

Cribbsy is building one in Australia:

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Re: jet zip

Post by behrendt » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:53 am

Thanks Michael, That helps me a great deal. After reading the post I now have more questions. Things I never thought about are brought to light. It never accured to me that I would have a step in the hull. The transition between the ski platform and the Zip hull seems to be a major concern. I need to do a lot more research on the intake and pump area of the ski.

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