Bought My First JetBoat...Can you Help Me with What model this is?

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« on: March 16, 2008, 06:52:57 PM »
Hello guys,

    Im from Michigan but love this site!  I have always been a stern drive Boat owner, but just recently boat me my first jetboat. Its a 1978 with a 460 big block with a high rise tunnel ram. Eldebrock carb , over the transom exhaust. I have no idea what make this is??? The title just says 1978 jetboat??
  It almost looks or reminds me of a eliminator,,,, but im not sure?  If yu have any ideas please let me know!  It looks a little dirty in the pics but these pics were from the previous owner. I just picked it up and plan on wet sanding and reclearing the exterior.  Thanks for looking Troy
 
                  Thanks For allowing me to join this Forumhttp://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a390/tcaswell/Picture202561.jpg


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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008, 07:06:00 PM »
Welcome!  Good lookin boat. It looks like a southwind to me but I dont know :) Have fun with it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008, 07:43:13 PM »
Good looking boat- what are the first few letters on the id tag right rear corner of the transom?
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008, 08:32:54 PM »
There were so many copies of every style hull, the only way to know for sure is the HIN (hull identification number).  It will be on the back of the hull on the right side.  Post the first 3-4 letters and someone here will help you figure it out.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008, 09:29:45 PM »
That's a pretty unique shape and when someone who knows that shape see's it, then you'll know what it is if they chime in.  :banghead:

Picked up a Southwind today and this one //i15.photobucket.com/albums/a390/tcaswell/Picture202561.jpg isn't a Southwind.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008, 09:36:24 PM »
Does that have Budwieser stickers all over it? Like the old flatty, Bud stickers and no numbers ot name on the title.

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008, 03:38:13 AM »
looks like a cobrajet maybe-i have one and i will post picture later-i have a southwind and it doesnt look like one

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008, 10:21:03 AM »
Does that have Budwieser stickers all over it? Like the old flatty, Bud stickers and no numbers ot name on the title.
  Yes it says little budwiser on the boat?   

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008, 11:35:25 AM »
it probably isnt a cobra jet=i was looking at the running lights on the sides in front and the cobra jet has them in the same spot=heres some photos

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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008, 12:07:00 PM »
I will post the vin # later havent picked it up yet...its all paid for but need to make the trip this weekend to bring it home. its about a 10 hour trip from home one way!!! I got a good deal on it, I think its worth probably double what I paid for it. I gave $2100 . The guy I bought it from had loaned someone $2500 for a total sale of $3500 a year ago but never got paid a dime back. So he basically went last summer while the guy had been using it and repo. it. He was asking $3500 for it but only wanted to make what he was owed on the boat (2500). So I talked him down from $3500 to $2100...ha ha
 and it runs very good with great oil pressure. It has the berkly jet pump, Its just dirty but it does have a custom cover with it .

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008, 12:17:34 PM »
persuader22   looks like a good score for the price ;D and welcome..........

Now you know we want more pics of it dont you ;D

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2008, 12:18:32 PM »


heres another pic

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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2008, 12:19:44 PM »


heres another of the interior

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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2008, 12:21:05 PM »


with the cover on, missing a hub cap!!! ha ha

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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2008, 12:22:22 PM »


another pic

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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2008, 12:25:47 PM »


another

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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2008, 12:27:10 PM »


pic

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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2008, 12:30:41 PM »
Now thats what im talkin about , nice pics....

Sooooooo............... whats up with the short dump truck ???  you guys got alot of short school busses too :o J/K

looking good.
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« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2008, 08:22:14 AM »
Ha Ha  ;D  These pictures are from the previous owner where im picking the boat up from .Its a little hic town in Henrietta MO . They are major hics.....not the best looking neighborhood , we are just going to grab the boat and run!!!!!!! ;D ;D

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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2008, 01:03:05 PM »
The deck on it remindes me of a Barron sprint . I dont know if they even made a jet though .  :-\

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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2008, 04:31:36 PM »
Like the color choices.
MMmm  looks like the fun type of jet boat!!! >:D
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2008, 05:55:32 PM »
My .02  I say southwind.
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2008, 07:12:09 PM »
I know most companies had several models but it doesn't look anything like the Southwind 18 in my yard.  ???  It's really similar to that Cobra Jet but definately a little different.
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2008, 07:16:32 PM »
OmEgA ;D

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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2008, 08:07:58 PM »
 Looks like this might be a Coast Guard tag,  If so it should have the real name of the builder.

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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2008, 08:20:51 PM »
I have no idea as to what it is but i really like the guage setup in it!!  Never seen anything like that before. Pretty cool.
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« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2008, 10:18:40 AM »
OK GUYS,
 
   Its home and the vin# is  -    CEH3100         this is the first part of it. The make on the title says
 COLOR   ????    He said he was told it was a colorado? does this make sense. It took me almost 24 hrs to go get this all at once. left Saturday morning around 1:00am - and got back Sunday morning around 1:30 am  .

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« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2008, 11:00:21 AM »
OK GUYS,
 
   Its home and the vin# is  -    CEH3100         this is the first part of it. The make on the title says
 COLOR   ????    He said he was told it was a colorado? does this make sense. It took me almost 24 hrs to go get this all at once. left Saturday morning around 1:00am - and got back Sunday morning around 1:30 am  .

Persuader great boat looks like it has huge potential ! The "CEH" comes up as an inflatable company the boat has some cool lines and I have some ideas how bout a pic of the actual HIN (right rear of the stern)  Tom

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« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2008, 11:15:09 AM »
  Colorado Custom Design  ;D
 http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/mic_detail.aspx?id=CEH
 Look on the bottom of the page under comments . Looks like thay went out of buisnes or sold to another company (the inflatable boats) not sure how that works.  But dont feel bad my Lancer has about 5 or 6 different companys listed (mostly sail boats) :screwy: ;. 

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« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2008, 10:01:27 AM »
new pics[/img]

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« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2008, 10:03:14 AM »




got it home in th polebarn, so heres a few new pics.

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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2008, 10:05:02 AM »



heres the pic of the 460, seems to run good!

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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2008, 12:27:35 PM »
That Chevy orange looks good on that Ford  >:D

Looks like a great starting point.  Clean it up and run it.
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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2008, 07:17:46 PM »
You go persuader my Buddies say the snow will stop soon !!

 


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