New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:54 am

Great work Dustin, really nicely done!! Jeff



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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by Dustinwg » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:55 am

Well, the boat is rigged and ready to go to the aluminum fabricator this weekend.

Took it out for a couple runs over the last week...the first was pretty much a cluster. Got to the ramp with my wife and 2 year old daughter to find a 30 mph cross wind. Decided to give it a go anyway, and found out as I was backing the boat off the trailer that I had hooked the hydraulic steering up backwards!! So not only am I fighting the wind, but also fighting the backwards steering and to make matters worse it's a jet, that only steers when you use the throttle. Made it through all that unscathed though.

Got the steering corrected and all is good now, and loving the results!

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Got my 2 year old started off early cleaning the boat up!
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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by topwater » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:48 am

Nice :!: Is that a outboard jet foot or a yammi :?: Did you make that tunnel extension or buy it :?:
One of the cleanest jet install i have ever seen 8)
Novi 23 finally launched !

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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by Dustinwg » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:55 am

Topwater, I bought the jet drive from Outboard Jets and installed it on a stock Yamaha motor.

I did find out though that all of the factory installed jet drives actually come from Outboard Jets as well. They hold the patent on this type of jet lower unit and sell it to the outboard manufacturers...

I got the tunnel extension from Outboard Jets as well, and it was relatively simple to install. Keeps the intake fed with water and keeps the toe of the jet from spraying water back in the boat.

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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by Dustinwg » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:17 am

Got an update from my aluminum guy on the poling platform!!

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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by willg » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:39 am

Holy crap, Dustin, that looks great!

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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by Dustinwg » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:52 am

And here are a couple of the casting platform on the bow!

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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by cvincent » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:47 pm

Your boat is a work of art!
Completed D15, Building PH18

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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:23 pm

Dustinwg, very nice!! Jeff

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Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

Post by Dougster » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:26 pm

I'm not sure I could put that beautiful thing in the old nasty, muddy water :lol: Sure hope I get to lay eyes on it one day.

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