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Whitewater Jet-Boating

February 5, 2013

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Whitewater jet boats come from a variety of builders such as Duckworth Boats, Hells Canyon Marine, Kingfisher, Rogue Jet, Weldcraft and BWC. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Heavy gauge aluminum surrounds the jet boat’s powerplant. Many are outfitted with a torquey V-8 inboard like the 550-hp Marine Power 6.2-liter LSA. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Air-ride seats help cushion the sometimes jarring ride. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Stick steering offers a more responsive feel while charging the rapids. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Thick aluminum plating below the waterline fends off boulders and timber. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Quality materials and construction are key to producing a well-built jet boat capable of withstanding the rigors of navigating whitewater. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Whitewater jet boats come in a variety of configurations. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Torque is delivered to the water via jet drives, with many boats using HamiltonHJ Series drives. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

A sturdy cabin protects the crew and keeps the boat from swamping. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

A shatterproof windshield keeps the windows from bursting and wipers clear the spray. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Idaho’s Payette River offers numerous whitewater jet-boating adventure opportunities. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Carl Johnson deftly maneuvers his jet boat along the river. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

High rails provide extra safety on the slippery aft deck. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

Picturesque scenery surrounds the raging rapids and offers a welcome break. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Top speeds in excess of 40 mph help push the jet boats through some formidable sections on the river. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

Check out the Western Whitewater Association for more information about monthly meetings and river rallies. Robert Brown

Whitewater Jet-Boating

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Whitewater Jet-Boating

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