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Hi all, 

Therorectical question here....

Is it possible to convert a Jet Drive to shaft or leg? 
 

Im not planning it, just wondering if possible 🙂 

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Just now, Andy135 said:

What would the advantage be? Fuel consumption?

Jet drive not very reliable.... I think consumption is higher than with a leg or with a shaft 

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3 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Doesn’t a jet drive allow access to much shallower grounds? 
why would you want to?

Agreed. No prop to get snagged and can stop in an instant (reverse thrust). Desirable characteristics. 

@Odyssey, is it the engine or the jet drive unit itself that is unreliable?

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5 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

Agreed. No prop to get snagged and can stop in an instant (reverse thrust). Desirable characteristics. 

@Odyssey, is it the engine or the jet drive unit itself that is unreliable?

I’m sure Luke will be more forthcoming with info, but from what I have read it’s the jet systems that are unreliable. Something to do with blocking up easily. 
As always though, I’m happy to be schooled!

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1 hour ago, Andy135 said:

Agreed. No prop to get snagged and can stop in an instant (reverse thrust). Desirable characteristics. 

@Odyssey, is it the engine or the jet drive unit itself that is unreliable?

They still have  a ptop or turbine to push the water.....

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1 hour ago, Odyssey said:

Hi all, 

Therorectical question here....

Is it possible to convert a Jet Drive to shaft or leg? 
 

Im not planning it, just wondering if possible 🙂 

Theoretically, anything is possible, whether or not it's financially viable is another question....

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I know of someone who had a jet drive on his boat and is struggling to sell. He thought about converting to a leg. 
 

In the the end managed to sell but just made me wonder 🙂 

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