Hi, i'm Dom, i've been checking out this cool website for years now so figured it's about time to post up about my jet boat and ask a few questions.
The hull is a fibreglass 10.5ft Almarine Meteor, built in the 70's in Norfolk, England. It's powered by a 635cc 2 stroke Rotax onto a UA jet unit, the engine makes about 45hp. Seems to be a very rare boat, so far i've only ever seen one other like it.
Have owned the thing for years now and learnt a lot along the way, mainly the hard way
The boat was riddled with problems which i've almost all fixed but it has taken years due to the boat being stored a fair distance from where i live but have enjoyed working on it as and when. Am hoping to get the thing on the water this summer. Some of the jobs done:
- swapped knackered bodged points ignition for MSD digital
- new flywheel CNC'd
- UA pump welded up and new wear rings fitted
- rebuilt engine with new pistons
- starter motor overhauled
- bent impeller shaft straightened
- BING carb overhauled with new jets, needle etc
Has anyone had or seen one of these boats. Would be great to get more info. I read an old thread from a guy called Kermit on here who seemed to know of the Rotax/UA combo.