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Old 06-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #21
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Thinking of getting a fishing boat, maybe aluminum lightweight to pull.
Mine is lightweight but when it comes to boats, everything seems to be a tradeoff. Even though mine has a nice vee-hull it still seems to pound whereas a heavier fiberglass boat will always ride better in the rough stuff.
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Is there a difference between a wave runner and a jet ski? Are they just brands for the same device or are they actually different "toys?"
Waverunner is the brand of jet ski made by Yamaha. So it is a jet ski. Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser HO. It has a 160 hp high output fuel injected engine. I've had it up to 73 mph on smooth water.
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Boat has a 6.2 liter injected Chevy Vortex MerCruiser power package and outdrive with those two counter rotating props. I believe it's the MerCruiser Bravo 3 drive.
I've wondered exactly how those counter rotating props actually work. Do they just give the boat more bite in the water? Also what kind of exhaust does your boat have? Through hull? Here's a clip of mine running with a water hat on on Friday.

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Did you lose your ever loving mind?

After I got rid of my third AND LAST boat, I sat down and considered how many times I used the boat and how much time it cost me. Keep in mind I water skied a LOT, and lived right on the lake. It was a SCARY number!

Enjoy what is obviously a beautiful boat

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Very nice. Congratulations. I'd like to buy a jet ski or two some day. But I think a full on boat is a bit out of my price range anytime soon. Anyway, she's a beaut. Congrats.
Boats are not very expensive if you buy them in the off season. I actually did a construction job for trade to get my boat. It cost me 1500 and then I put another maybe 500 into it after. I re-wrapped the interior cuddy cabin and put in a tv. The boat is a 1989 21' sea sprite cuddy cabin with a 5.0 v-8 engine. I haven't had to many problems with it. Here's a picture of it.



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Boats are not very expensive if you buy them in the off season. I actually did a construction job for trade to get my boat. It cost me 1500 and then I put another maybe 500 into it after. I re-wrapped the interior cuddy cabin and put in a tv. The boat is a 1989 21' sea sprite cuddy cabin with a 5.0 v-8 engine. I haven't had to many problems with it. Here's a picture of it.
Very nice! I like it!
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Its not much, but we like to take it crabbing!

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Waverunner is the brand of jet ski made by Yamaha. So it is a jet ski. Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser HO. It has a 160 hp high output fuel injected engine. I've had it up to 73 mph on smooth water.
Jet Ski is actually the trade name for the Kawasaki product, but the term jet ski gets used generically quite often. No harm no foul. I think "personal watercraft" is the true generic term, but it doesn't really matter.

My Sea Doo (by Bomdardier) tops out at 60 mph. Would be nice to hit 70+. I'm jealous!
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Jet Ski is actually the trade name for the Kawasaki product, but the term jet ski gets used generically quite often. No harm no foul. I think "personal watercraft" is the true generic term, but it doesn't really matter.

My Sea Doo (by Bomdardier) tops out at 60 mph. Would be nice to hit 70+. I'm jealous!
73 on it is pretty dang fast. You definitely don't wanna screw up at that speed because hitting water that fast is like hitting concrete.
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I've wondered exactly how those counter rotating props actually work. Do they just give the boat more bite in the water? Also what kind of exhaust does your boat have? Through hull? Here's a clip of mine running with a water hat on on Friday.

http://youtu.be/Y_9E0T3k0vQ
This boat's exhaust is through the transom (hull) and it's the factory MerCruiser exhaust. The counter rotating MerCruiser Bravo 3 props do give the boat a bit more bite, out of the hole, which is good for all altitudes regardless of the prop. The props on this boat are for altitude (6300') which means they (slip) a bit more and keeps the torque up to help the boat plane out quicker. This boat planes out in 6 seconds at 3200 RPM which is good for altitude. Also with the counter rotating props, you don't need that small skag thing above the prop that's threaded into the anode and offset slightly to counter the torque steer created by the rotation with a single prop. Most single prop outdrives I've seen have this little skag just for that reason.

One other thing, the counter rotation props, I've read, cut a couple of MPH off the top end but what they make up in bite on the bottom end is supposed to be worth it and helps some with fuel economy as it helps the boat plane out quicker.

Pretty much all I know so far. I should be able to pick up the boat early next week when the total mechanical inspection I ordered has been done. It already has passed with flying colors from the 1-1/2 hour sea trial the broker and I took it on and the seller is going to replace a couple of very minor things that I didn't pass on the trial.
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