Berkeley Style Place Diverter manual w/ Cable and Shifter $1095
Berkeley Style Place Diverter w/ Hydraulic Kit $1249
With wheel buttons Add $89
Berkeley E Pump Diverter w/ Shift and Cable $1125
Berkeley E Pump Diverter w/ Hydraulics $1349
With Wheel Buttons Add $89
Jacuzzi WJ Pump w/ Shift and Cable $1349 (Includes adapter ring)
Jacuzzi WJ Pump w/ Hydraulics $1475 (Includes adapter ring)
With Wheel Buttons Add $89
Note: There has been an adapter housing change. The old adapter housings for the WJ are no longer available. Place Diverter and PJ have worked to produce a new adapter ring that will allow for the use of a wedge or droop snoot as well as the Place Diverter trim nozzle.
In developing this nozzle adapter ring, we found that some modifications may need to be done to the Jacuzzi WJ bowl. These WJ bowls were designed with a nozzle cone cast on to the release end of the bowl. When using a stock Berkeley nozzle adapter, with the new adapter ring, the cone will interfere with the nozzles ability to turn full right or left. In this case the 2” cone needs to be cut back one full inch. This will not hurt performance. As a matter of fact, I used to cut the cone off completely when Blue printing the WJ pump, to increase mass flow (volume) on the release end of the bowl.
This cone also interferes with some droop snoots that have an internal divider wall. ( stream straightener.) A/T, Aggressor and Berkeley have these dividers walls in their snoots. In this case just cut the cone off all together and you are good.
The Place diverter HPH short snoot and their Long droop do not have the internal divider and will bolt right on to the new adapter without modifying the cone at all. Personally, I would cut the cone off anyway.
Bottom line here is that Jacuzzi WJ owners finally have the option for a droop snoot on their jet pump. The old adapters did not allow for snoots.
New Jacuzzi nozzle adapter rings are priced at $225
Fine Tune Nozzle Assembly
Fine Tune Place Diverters. These diverters have a replaceable nozzle sleeve for the purpose of fine tuning your jet boats performance.
The sleeves range in sizes from 3” to the standard nozzle size of 3.250”, in 1/16” increments. By decreasing nozzle size you will increase the stream velocity of your jet. On smaller boats this may increase top end speed and/or increase pump pressure and reduce engine RPM’s slightly. The smaller nozzle size will give up some mass volume and for that reason I prefer the 3.250 standard diameter on boats 21’ or larger. Mass volume helps to get the bigger, heavier boats out of the hole more efficiently. Usually most boaters who use a F.T.N. diverter start with the 3.125” sleeve and experiment from there.
Naturally, every boat is different and will usually “tune out” with different results. The size and weight of your hull, horse power and the level of work done on your jet will all be a factor in how your boat sets up for the best result.
FTN standard Berkeley style jet with floor shift and cable: $1135
FTN standard jet w/ hydraulics: $1285
FTN Berkeley E and F jets w/ cable and shifter: $1175
FTN Berkeley E and F jet w/ hydraulics: $1395
FTN Jacuzzi WJ w/ cable, shifter, and new nozzle adapter ring
only, no nozzle adapter housing: $1450 (Includes adapter ring)
Note: These WJ kits now need a nozzle adapter housing or snoot;
these are an extra cost depending on your choice.
FTN Jacuzzi WJ w/ cable, shifter, and adapter ring plus the HPH snoot: $1370
This kit also needs the short steering extension kit: $85
FTN Jacuzzi WJ w/ hydraulics and nozzle adapter ring: $1549
FTN Jacuzzi WJ w/ hydraulics, adapter ring, and HPH snoot: $1725
Place Diverter rudders come in large and small sizes and are not included in the diverter kits.
The large rudder is $160
The small rudder is $140
The Place Diverter hydraulic assemblies come with all of the hardware necessary to complete the installation. Place uses a two way toggle switch to activate the hydraulics. For a cleaner set up, I prefer the steering wheel button kit, with the diode assembly.
HYDRAULIC DIVERTER WHEEL BUTTON KIT
wiring instructions are in the TECH TALK section
The hydraulic lines are High pressure plastic and can be upgraded with stainless braid line kits for that extra good look.
Stainless braid hydraulic line kit $190
Stainless braid line lit for droop $200