Looking for advice and plans and builders for a wood jet sled in thee style of Dean river boats.

Open to any and all thoughts.

Thanks,

Tom

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Comment by Don Wakefield on April 24, 2011 at 11:35am

Hi Tom - I completed this project just recently.  I designed the stations of the frames to accomodate the motor and pump that I removed from a Yamaha 760 waverunner.  I started with a conventional flat bottom like a drift boat, then I added a 7 degree V-bottom under that with seven layers  of glass with an outer layer of Kevlar. This helps to prevent skidding in turns.  It skips along at 47mph and with the 13gal gas tank its good for about fifty miles on the rivers.  Will include a picture here, also a youtube link of a video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkQLEVY5tyY Let me know if you want more details.  Don in Paradise, CA

 

Comment by Rick Newman on March 31, 2011 at 8:38am

Tom, there is great discussion on those sleds and several examples of completed sleds. Check it out with our search function.

 

Rick Newman

Comment by Jordan Davis on March 30, 2011 at 8:55pm

You should look at the Glen-L site at the following designs:

 

Scrambler

 

https://www.boatdesigns.com/15-1_2-Scrambler-outboard-whitewater-sl...

 

Rogue Runner

 

https://www.boatdesigns.com/17-1_2-Rogue-Runner-whitewater-sled/pro...

 

Jet Setter

 

https://www.boatdesigns.com/20-Jet-Setter-whitewater-sled/products/...

 

Have fun!  I have also considered building one of these!  Looks like a blast.

 

 

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