Jet Boats

Jet Boat Service & Repair

What is a Jet Boat?

A jet boat is propelled by a jet of water ejected from the rear of the boat. Unlike a motorboat that uses an external propeller in the water below or behind the boat, a jet boat, pulls water from under the boat through an intake into a pump-jet inboard, before expelling it through a nozzle located outside of the transom. Jet boats often include a flat, vertically hinged piece of aluminum that helps with steering. Common performance modifications include a nozzle diverter attachment.

Left: A typical jet boat

 

Complete engine and drive service for Berkeley, Dominator, American Turbine, Aggressor, Jacuzzi, Panther, and Legend

  • Connect boat to flushing systems
  • Check engine oil level
  • Check all belts and hoses for wear and alignment
  • Start engine and check all systems for operation
  • Check all gauges for proper operation
  • Check forward reverse control for proper cable function
  • Check steering system for proper operation and cable wear
  • Check steering cable connections at pump
  • Inspect battery connections and charge as necessary
  • Check electrical switches and boat lighting for proper operation
  • Check and spin all wheels for worn bearings and check for defective tires
  • Check air pressure in all tires and correct as necessary
  • Test all trailer lighting
  • Inspect trailer actuator/coupler
  • Check trailer brake fluid level and correct as necessary if applicable
  • Grease trailer bearing protectors if applicable
  • Remove and replace engine oil
  • Remove and replace engine oil filter
  • Remove and replace spark plugs
  • Remove and replace distributor cap and distributor rotor
  • Remove and replace ignition points if applicable
  • Remove and replace water separating fuel filter(s) and all other fuel filters
  • Check fuel system and fuel pump(s) for leaks or wear
  • Check complete exhaust system for leaks
  • Remove, clean flame arrestor/air filter and reinstall
  • Check battery mounts for security
  • Inspect overall rigging for safety
  • Check driveline u-joints and slip yoke for wear
  • Grease pump thrust bearing
  • Check bearing cap seal for leakage
  • Check pump bowl oil level if applicable
  • Inspect driveshaft and coupler splines for wear
  • Check steering cable bellow if applicable
  • Grease all zerk fittings and shafts on driveline system
  • Check trim system for leaks if applicable
  • Check trim pump fluid level if applicable
  • Check packing glands for wear
  • Check engine mounts for tightness
  • Check driveline bolts and nuts for security if accessible
  • Check trim tabs for security and proper operation if applicable
  • Check throttle assembly/cable for proper operation
  • Start engine and check for leaks
  • Check all systems for proper operation
  • Check carb/throttle body and adjust if necessary or applicable
  • Check and adjust dwell and timing if necessary or applicable
  • Perform full EFI computer scan if applicable
  • Check for trouble codes
  • Clear codes if necessary, ensure all sensors are operating properly and no codes return
  • Degrease bilge area
  • Check engine oil level and top off as necessary
  • Reinstall all seats, bases, actuators and hatch if applicable
  • Reinstall all customer belongings
  • Close hatch if necessary
  • Shut off battery switch if applicable
  • Prepare boat for customer retrieval
  • Recover boat if necessary

Basic Service

  • Check all belts and hoses for wear and alignment
  • Start engine and check all systems for operation
  • Check forward reverse control for proper cable function
  • Check steering system for proper operation and cable wear
  • Check steering cable connections at pump
  • Remove and replace engine oil
  • Remove and replace engine oil filter
  • Remove and replace water separating fuel filter(s) and all other fuel filters
  • Remove, clean flame arrestor/air filter and reinstall
  • Grease pump thrust bearing
  • Check pump bowl oil level if applicable
  • Check steering cable bellow if applicable
  • Grease all zerk fittings and shafts on driveline system
  • Start engine and check for leaks
  • Check carb/throttle body and adjust if necessary or applicable
  • Degrease bilge area
  • Check engine oil level and top off as necessary

Engine Oil Only Service

  • Remove and replace engine oil
  • Remove and replace engine oil filter
  • Grease pump thrust bearing
  • Grease all zerk fittings and shafts on driveline system
  • Start engine and check for leaks
  • Degrease bilge area

Please note each boat is unique. Depending your boat’s make, model, application, and/or style, each service will vary one boat to the next. For more information, please contact shop management with questions directly surrounding your particular application.