Hey everyone!! I'm a new member and a newbie to the whole jet jon concept and would like any input and help I can get on this project. I'll start with the background info. I have a 1987 1648 semi mod v Lowe big Jon. I overheated the original 1986 merc 45 "tower of power" 4 cly. Motor. Then acquired a 2001 merc 60 from a friend last summer for a decent price. The river we run is average 2 ft deep this year with 8 ft holes every now and again. Bit mainly it's too shallow for a prop boat to run in the good spots. So after getting hung up many times with the 60 I decided last winter I'm going to put a prop tunnel in my boat. A total success and I was happy for a while with it. Then the bottom power head gasket went out in the motor and it apparently started to ingest water in the bottom cyl. This in turn locked up the bottom rod to the crankshaft and destroyed all my hopes and dreams. Long story short I'm parting out the merc and stumbled upon a 2005 Honda aquarax f-12x jet ski. Its a 1200cc 4 stroke efi turbo charged power plant. It puts out 165 hp stock and should be an efficient jet unit for What I'm looking to do with it. I have already gutted the ski and have the powertrain laying on the floor. I know my next step is to start fab In the boat and get everything mounted.I also need to fab up a copy of the water plentum in aluminum. My main concerns are porpasing with the jet and steering/throttle/nuetral controls. Every cable that came with the ski will be too short. Any input from anyone will be greatly appreciated.