Build a Vintage Jet Ski Using an Outboard Motor
These plans are called the "Aquarail", and are for a jet ski type boat using an outboard motor.
The most attractive feature of the Aquarail is that she's a fast, highly
maneuverable yet safe boat. With a
high-pitch, two-blade prop on our 20-hp
Chrysler outboard she does more than
35 mph carrying one person and more
than 30 carrying two. With a lower prop
pitch she would pull a water skier at
close to 30 mph.
Unlike buying a Jet Ski and having a boat also, having a small watercraft like this means that you could use your outboard on both a jon boat and this jet ski.
But this Aquarail is not a jet ski short on
functionality. There's plenty of room
under the padded seat to tote such picnic
comestibles as sandwiches and beer.
And towels, bathing suits or tackle
boxes easily fit along the foot well. Total
cost for Aquarail—including the fiberglass
bottom—ran under $100 when these were published. Hull
weight finishes out at roughly 140 lbs.
But Aquarail has yet another attractive
feature. Practically any motor up to
around 35 hp will fit on her. Even the
small motors give her a nice zip.
Outboard Jet Ski Plans
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