Squirt Jet drive options

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Chris Conger
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Squirt Jet drive options

Postby Chris Conger » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:32 pm

Hi All

I have done the Tunnel Mite. You can see it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag_W8pMR1Hg; there

That's Fun; but only for one.

So next is a Squirt with jet power. I know nothing about jet ski's or "sea-doos" except to refer to them as the mosquitoes of the river; Paparazzi! Yup, I am old now.

After reading the all the excellent postings here, I am still a bit lost on how to search out a good jet candidate for this boat.

Can I ask, what do I look for? (what brands, years, models) that would give me;

30+ MPH capability in this boat


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Re: Squirt Jet drive options

Postby MultiTec » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:41 am

why not a Tunnel King?

but to your question

i would just reuse any old 2stroke PWC motor and jet drive

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Re: Squirt Jet drive options

Postby JasonG » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:32 am

When looking for a donor, you will want to stay around 500-650 cc. I don't know for sure but I doubt a three cylinder motor will fit. Any brand will work just make sure parts aren't obsolete or really hard to find.

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Re: Squirt Jet drive options

Postby pamelalynne1 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:11 am

View of engine compartment showing fuel tank position.jpg
I think Bill Streeter used a 650 I have a 550 in mine. A three cylinder might fit if the shaft is short enough. My 550 just fit and gave me a few inches to bring my fuel filler up through a center deck. I honestly don't know if I could pull the motor without removing the deck beam. :shock:
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Almost ready to start varnishing.jpg

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Re: Squirt Jet drive options

Postby Rango » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:00 am

By the time I could get a boat in the water, these Kawasaki and Rotax drivetrain's will be twenty years old. I'm fine with old technology, and would be willing to rebuild a beater if I had to. But I hate the idea of tying a new boat to a old part's system.

We rebuilt a 25 year old Datsun once. Almost anything we wanted was on a shelf someplace, pretty good for a car they only made a tiny handful of. Five years later, it was gone. Every bit of it.

So if watercraft work like car's, part's for these thing's are going to dry up in ten or twelve year's. Is this it, or am I worried over nothing?

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Re: Squirt Jet drive options

Postby Mr Hot Rod » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:50 pm

The following may be of interest to anyone considering jet drive.

This link describes in detail from 1988 to now all Sea Doo models, their benefits, features, and any positive and negative about each model :

More info here : http://www.seadoosource.com/

Paul Kane
Kane Custom Boats Ltd.
Chelsea, Quebec

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Glen-L Hot Rod build thread
Kane Custom Boats YouTube channel
Glen-L Boat Video Directory

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Re: Squirt Jet drive options

Postby Rango » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:50 am

Thanks Mr. Hot Rod.

Am probably going to wave the white flag and get an outboard, but don't have to decide just yet.

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