What is a Mercury Sport jet?

What is a Mercury Sport jet?

SportJet Power: The Mercury SportJet® drive features a 200hp V-6 Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) engine for instant turnkey starting, no-smoke operation, outstanding fuel economy and excellent power. It also has a self-draining cooling system for ease of maintenance.

Are jet drives better than prop?

Propeller propulsion has much better fuel efficiency than jet boats (more on how much better later in the article). Most propeller boats perform much better in rough water because they stay lower and cut through the waves. Propeller boats make a much cleaner wake than jet boats.

What is the smallest outboard jet?

The smallest motor that you can convert to a jet is a 25hp, which is rated at 20.

How can I improve my outboard jet performance?

Wear Ring. You’ll also loose plenty of power if your wear ring (sleeve) is worn or grooved. An outboard jet works best when the outside edges of the impeller blades are as close to the inside edge of the wear ring as possible without rubbing.

How much does a Mercury OptiMax 200 hp weight?

505 lbs / 229
Mercury Optimax 200 HP Pro XS

HP / kW 200 / 147
Shaft length 20″ / 508 mm
Gearcase ratio 1.75:1
Dry weight *Lightest model available 505 lbs / 229 kg
CARB star rating 3

Why did they stop making jet boats?

Sea-Doo stopped manufacturing boats because of the poor sales results due to the financial crisis. According to the company, the sales decline started in 2007, so finally on September 14, 2012, Sea-Doo announced that it will stop making jet boats.

How fast will a Mercury 200 go?

73.7 mph
The top speed of the boat 73.7 mph, burning 24.5 gph, for 3.0 mpg.

Is it worth replacing the impeller on a Mercury 200HP outboard?

Whenever you have to remove the lower unit from your outboard, it’s worth replacing the impeller, driveshaft and shift shaft oil seals in one go. Follow the steps below and watch the video above to learn how to replace the impeller and repair the water pump on a Mercury 200HP outboard.

How do you replace an impeller on a boat?

If you bought the impeller repair kit, replace the O-rings within the tube that connects the water pump housing and the mid-section of the outboard. The tube has an arrow denoting which way to install it. The orange O-ring should be installed in the lower end of the tube, and the black O-ring installed in the upper end.

What are the signs of a bad impeller on a boat?

An overheating outboard or an usually weak stream of water coming from the tell-tale are sure signs of a failing impeller or water pump. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device. Videos you watch may be added to the TV’s watch history and influence TV recommendations.

Can you replace the shift shaft seals on a Mercury 200?

NOTE: We used a Mercury 200XL Verado, but the process is the same or similar for most outboard motors. NOTE: Before you can replace the shift shaft seals, you must remove the lower unit from the outboard. Watch the video below to see how to remove the lower unit on a Mercury 200.

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