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Jet Boat Mechanic?

New neighbor has a Sea Doo jet boat that he needs to get a little work done on. Any suggestions in the Merritt Island vicinity? Mobile preferred, but not necessary.
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green

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  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 21,646 AG
    I don't know.
    Mechanic is hard to find now a days.
    About all we have is parts changers now.
  • PP1PP1 Posts: 332 Deckhand
    Thanks?......:)

    I know what you mean, a real mechanic is hard to find.
    "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 21,646 AG
    I'd take anything boating here.
    Ahoy marine sanford fl

    Address: 511 E 25th St, Sanford, FL 32771
    Phone: (407) 323-8373

    I have watched him trouble shoot computer controlled motors.
    That the scanner couldn't find the problem.
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    Anyone who works on regular motors shouldn't have a problem, especially carbed ones. I rebuilt a bombardier 2-stroke 7-8 years ago in my garage and I am an IT/Network guy. There are tons of videos on youtube that show you how to replace the impeller and how the propulsion system works which is unique to a jetboat/ski. The biggest problem is the mikuni carbs.
  • PP1PP1 Posts: 332 Deckhand
    Thanks fellas, I'll pass it along. I think his main issue is that the throttle cable is entirely too stiff which sounds like an adjustment or possibly a replacement to me.

    He was asking for suggestions so I said I'd ask on some of the fishing forums I was part of, but that most of those folks aren't really a fan of the jet boats. I personally wouldn't want to own one, but could definitely see where they could be fun to operate from time to time.
    "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    They are definitely fun when they are running.
    We used to have a 17 footer with the twin 85-hp rotax motors.
    Was a blast to screw around with and slide it out/etc...
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