Pee Wee Jet

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hzchevy
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Pee Wee Jet

Post by hzchevy »

Gday All.
So im only new to boat building and have just ordered my plans for the little pee wee. Ive decided to start small and see how well I cope with that first.
I am totally down with always trying something different. I know alot of you would say this is out of the question and its to small blah blah blah but why cant you build a pee wee jet. Surely somebody can do it...right? I like the look of a boat with its sleek lines without having an outboard hanging off the back.
So what if you put a powerski combination into a pee wee. If powerski can build a surfboard with a jet why not a pee wee with a jet.
Obviously cost is a factor but what hobby isnt costly. OR am I just plain Crazy.
Cheers.

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Re: Pee Wee Jet

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I doubt anyone is going to give you a rough time for you wanting to build a Jet.. people around this forum are more into encouraging your dreams rather than discouraging.

I have not seen any Pee Wee Jets yet.. so you might be the first.

The Customer Photo section has quite a few builders making a Squirt Jets:

SQUIRT (with jet) by Terry McIntyre (3-04)

SQUIRT (with jet) by Paul Day (6-05)

SQUIRT (with jet) by Matt Holmes, Auburn, WA (8-07)

I would be concerned that the Pee Wee might be a touch to small to fit the Jet Mechanism. A Squirt is 2 1/2' longer.. so thats a lot more room to fit a Jed drive than a 7'-6'' boat. The Squirt can also be extended by 10%.. so 11' is possible.

Just something to think about. As you just ordered the plans.. you could probably call Glen-L up and make a swap if you think it would be a good idea.

I cannot imagine there is much of a cost difference between a Pee Wee and a Squirt in terms of building materials.

There is a video of a Jet Squirt in opertation here:
https://www.boatdesigns.com/10-Squirt-r ... ducts/360/

Either way.. good luck and I am sure we would all love to see pictures as you make progress.
Ian (aka Iggy)
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Re: Pee Wee Jet

Post by Moeregaard »

Many years ago (early '70s?), the Pee Wee page in the Glen-L hard-copy catalog showed a photo and a very brief description of a Pee Wee fitted with a Berkeley jet pump. You might call the office and see if they have any additional information in their archives about this. I'm with Iggy one this one; the guts from a Jet Ski will fill up a Pee Wee pretty quickly.

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Re: Pee Wee Jet

Post by hzchevy »

Thanks guys, I realize the pee wee is quite small and a jet ski motor will not fit but ive been looking at these powerskis. (www.powerski.com) They've fitted a unique flat engine and jet design into a surfboard. Although im tipping it would be very hard to source one of these units. All the same how cool would it be. Oh well dare to dream.

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Re: Pee Wee Jet

Post by upspirate »

that is still a very long unit.....too long to fit I'm afraid

A jet-Ski /Waverunner unit is too long to fit in a Pee-Wee.

There was a Berkley unit back in the 1960's that was used in the first Sea-Doo's, that was used in a few jet Pee-Wee's , but they haven't been around for years

Build a jet Squirt lengthened to 11',a Dyno-Jet,or a TNT with jet if you want a small inboard jet.

Oh yea,welcome to the forum!!!

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