SOLD/EXPIRED 25 HP 2 stroke Mercury Jet Outboard

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired Classifieds' started by xray, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. xray

    xray Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in a 25 HP Mercury Jet Outboard.

    Would anyone know of one available in the Florida area?

    Ray
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Not a big demand in Florida,
    usually have to order it.

    http://www.outboardsales.com/Outboard_Motor_Pages/Mercury_Outboard_Motor_Pages/jet/Jet_20.htm
     

  3. xray

    xray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Brett:

    Have spoken to these people, unit no longer sold, which is why I am looking for a used one.

    Very popular on rocky rivers up north.

    Ray
     
  4. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member

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    They are very difficult to find and if you do will most likely need some TLC. The 25 becomes a "20 HP Jet" due to the reduction in HP with the inefficiency of the jet.

    Best thing to do is fine a good, clean and appropriate motor and order the jet unit from CA. Last time I checked, it was about $1800.00 by the time it was all said and done. Cowl won't say "20 HP jet" and the lower will be red unless you paint it black. Otherwise it will be no different.

    CR/TSS
     
  5. xray

    xray Well-Known Member

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    Skiff Shop:

    Thanks for the advice, that seems to be the best option.

    Ray
     
  6. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    http://www.outboardjets.com/index.php

    these were the guys that provided mine
     
  7. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member

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    Might as well go to the source. ;)

    They are also the ones that talked me out of it. :cool:
     
  8. xray

    xray Well-Known Member

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    Hi Brett:

    Hard to believe. Found a 30 HP Yamaha Jet in my home town up north.

    Do you think this motor would work good on a LT25?

    Ray
     
  9. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    outboard jets:

    Expensive to buy
    lose 1/3 horsepower of engine to friction;
    lose 1/3 gas mileage to friction;
    only have 2 speeds, all go, or all slow;
    top end speed nowhere near that of a propped engine of the same rated hp;
    best hull - flat bottom aluminum with minimal tunnel;
    heavier than the same motor with a prop.
    will clog the intake grid with heavy surface floating grass

    If it clogs its easy to clean, tilt up and brush off
    No prop - no lower unit - safe for people and manatees
    mount the intake up inside the tunnel and she'll run shallower than she'll float
    drives like an airboat except you can reverse thrust to stop
    pole heck, I'd run it over fish, kill the engine,
    turn around and cast back at the school as it reassembled. And catch fish.
    No gear noise and the exhaust is in the spray,
    Almost no underwater noise. I've had tarpon take in the pumpwash while idling off a flat.
    Will go places a regular propped outboard can't.


    never ran an LT so no info
     
  10. xray

    xray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the help.

    I think I will run it this year on a local made wooden skiff, then next year get a LT25.

    Ray
     
  11. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    I'll try one some day, just so I can say I had one.  Looks pretty cool to me.

    I like this rig...

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    http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?t=17615&highlight=fs14+jet
     
  12. Flyline

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    I will highly suggust you to demo a LT25 with a tunnel hull will work with jets outboard motor.

    one of these days, I want to try it myself.....LT25 tunnel with jet outboard keep bugging me for a while and feels like it's gotta work better than without a tunnel.
     
  13. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    I thought flat bottoms only for Jet outboards????
     
  14. Flyline

    Flyline Won &quot;Do More With Less&quot; Award!

    not really, there's jon boats and fiberglass skiff with low pro-file tunnel hulls works really great with jet engine.

    the reason why they did it is because gain performance and running shallower.
     
  15. Brett

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    my old minimal tunnel... :cool:
     
  16. Flyline

    Flyline Won &quot;Do More With Less&quot; Award!

    there u go!

    Puger need to make like this for Jet outboard engines for low profille Lowtide 25 and will make a huge success for tennessee or northern guys. I'm calling Alaska to bring people down here for low-profle Lowtide tunnel hulls! ;D
     
  17. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    EDIT: I meant to post this in the new thread.

    Brett, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the newer factory jet drive motors rated at the discharge, like how a normal outboard is rated at the prop?
    I seem to remember that when I was looking at them the merc 20hp jet had a 25hp powerhead. That being said I know you lose efficency from the power head to the output, but would a 20hp jet run as fast as a 20hp prop?

    I've toyed with the idea of canabalizing a jetski in the future too ;)
     
  18. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Thats an evinrude, not a merc..
     
  19. noeettica

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  20. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Take a look into a "pump jet outboard" Durajet makes pump jet lower units for yamaha and Merc. Somewhere...there is a company here in Orlando that sells pumpjet lower. I have not found them yet. You can find a few used ones here and there. The only manufacturer currently building them complete is Evinrude. I WANT a pump jet pretty bad! The Navy Seals use pump jet outboards. Nuff said!