anyone know how to run a jet boat on the hose?

Discussion in 'Boating Discussion' started by kindafishy, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. kindafishy

    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    hemet/ca/riverside
    Name:
    SCOTT
    Boat:
    bayliner cierra express 2452 "RYLEE'S WAVE RYDER"
    • Messages:
      (3,962)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,713)
    just did some horse trading and ended up with a eliminator jet boat. anyone know how to run it on a hose to check it out and tune, etc? i see no hose fittings anywhere. i can see where it gets water on the berkley pump, but no hose fitting. do i need to add one with a valve, or is there another way?
     
  2. MATTANZA

    MATTANZA old man of the sea, in training.

    Location:
    SAN DIEGO
    Name:
    RICK
    Boat:
    Boston Whaler 25' Outrage "MATTANZA II", 34' Radovcich "AMY ANNE" {when it needs to be fixed}
    • Messages:
      (4,421)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,541)
  3. dcarlisle

    dcarlisle Captain

    Location:
    The Island
    Name:
    Dave
    Boat:
    33' custom
    • Messages:
      (530)
    • Likes Received:
      (309)
    Are you talking about getting water to the engine or the jet?
    If there is no transmission, the cutlass bearing in the jet must be cooled with water or it will burn up.
     
  4. kindafishy

    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    hemet/ca/riverside
    Name:
    SCOTT
    Boat:
    bayliner cierra express 2452 "RYLEE'S WAVE RYDER"
    • Messages:
      (3,962)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,713)
    im worried about the jet and the motor. looks like i should remove the drive shaft or coupler prior to running. then just worry about cooling the motor.
     
  5. USMCfish

    USMCfish USMC-FISH

    Location:
    Point Loma
    Name:
    Lee
    Boat:
    Tuna Can
    • Messages:
      (1,159)
    • Likes Received:
      (106)
    I have a hose fitting I just plug in and let it rip... Maybe you can add one? mine came factory .
     
  6. kindafishy

    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    hemet/ca/riverside
    Name:
    SCOTT
    Boat:
    bayliner cierra express 2452 "RYLEE'S WAVE RYDER"
    • Messages:
      (3,962)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,713)
    thanks guys, i got it figured out. im going to add a valve and hose fitting for the motor, and i've already removed the driveshaft. seems too run a berkley pump dry for more than a minute or so risks wiping out seals in the pump and maybe more. so to be cautious i pulled the driveshaft. (Which wasn't as easy as "they" said it was)
     
  7. knot keely

    knot keely Well-Known "Member"

    Name:
    Dan
    Boat:
    None (yet)
    • Messages:
      (570)
    • Likes Received:
      (396)
    Sorry, I’ve only got experience running hoes on a jet boat - not the other way around.
     
  8. kindafishy

    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    hemet/ca/riverside
    Name:
    SCOTT
    Boat:
    bayliner cierra express 2452 "RYLEE'S WAVE RYDER"
    • Messages:
      (3,962)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,713)
    ahh yes, thinking back 20+ plus years to the debauchery i witnessed on the parker strip and copper canyon......the good ol' days.
     
    sickcat likes this.
  9. sickcat

    sickcat Silverback

    Location:
    LA
    Name:
    Kerry
    Boat:
    Yellow spot
    • Messages:
      (3,046)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,083)
    I would just stick a hose nozzle up the pump intake grate with it turned on to a good heavy spray - never had a problem with bearings or wear rings. Running down on the river pump wear rings are regular maintenance.
     

Share This Page