Squirt jet powered first water run

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Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by milright13 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:20 pm

Hey all this was my first run in the Squirt with 500cc yamaha and jet drive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLlakW3oZh8

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:23 pm

Sweet Sound of Sucess :!:

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by upspirate » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:39 pm

Great video....more pics of boat!!! :D :D

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by DaveLott » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:44 pm

Wow, sounds great. Love those jet drives.

Your water looks almost as rough as mine.

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by milright13 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:47 pm

I hope these pics help
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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by fergal butler » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:52 pm

Great job, Where have you been hiding her, seems to be a lot of under cover boats popping up. :lol:

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by milright13 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:53 pm

Thanks guys!!! This was such a fun project and after all the hard work ..the fun begins!! :D Wish i would have posted pics as the build went on but im here now and lovin it!!

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by upspirate » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:59 pm

What's next,a Zip with a Sport-jet 175??LOL
Thanks for pics :D

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by BulldogBoater » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:38 pm

How did I miss this post?? Awesome build. Congrats.

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by Iggy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:29 pm

I missed this post as well.. very cool.. and it sounds awesome as well.

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by dcrummett » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:17 pm

I missed this too... and just posted a question about the 500 Yamaha engine and drive last week!

What kind of speeds do you get with this craft?

Any suggestions on mating the Yamaha running gear to the Squirt plans???

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by dabren » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:32 pm

man that is sweet!

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by Vlad » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:40 pm

Cute lil rocket. I want one. Where are you in Maine?
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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by john l » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:39 pm

what length is this? the lines are amazing. It looks longer than 11 feet
great looking boat

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Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

Post by milright13 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:39 pm

Thanks all !! @ Dcrummett ...Yeah the 500cc yamaha engine and pump push the squirt right along very smoothly!! I made the boat 12 feet to to fit in the engine and pump with some room for gas tank and such......as for matting the gear in the boat I "if you still have the jetski hull" cut the bottom out of it and fiberglassed it in the hull of the squirt ...but finding out later that the pump doesnt stick out on the 89 wavejammer as far as most newer ones so had to add weight in the stern so the boat would pump water when first starting off..but will all that aside i face a new challenge...now i have a a 700cc polaris motor 95hp that im hoping will mount up to the yamaha pump with a few modifications.it may not be a big enough pump but dont want to scrap the old one and do it over ....So if anyone else reads this ...any suggestions?? ........This things going to fly going from 32 hp to 95hp damn i hope it works!!!!!!!!
Oh and the other problem is the damn racing chainsaw muffler on these things hahaha whats up with that ? lol looks like the squirt will have a single seat ...just me and a six pack

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