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Hallett Mini Cruisers...Lets see em!

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« on: October 11, 2015, 02:42:49 PM »
I know there are a few guys here that have these boats. Would love to see some pics and specs.
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 02:54:14 PM »
Here's what I got-
1977 Hallett Mini Daycruiser (all original)
460 Ford .030 over, C&J Engineering Holley carb, Hardin logs
Berkeley 12jc pump, hydraulic place diverter
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 08:54:15 PM »
This is the best thread on here!  ;D now maybe I don't have to search the whole damn site looking for pics of these beauties! Here's mine... 1975 Mini, Holman & Moody 460 BBF, Berk and Place diverter. I've been spending every spare minute on her in hopes of being seaworthy by next season!

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 09:11:37 PM »
This is the best thread on here!  ;D now maybe I don't have to search the whole damn site looking for pics of these beauties! Here's mine... 1975 Mini, Holman & Moody 460 BBF, Berk and Place diverter. I've been spending every spare minute on her in hopes of being seaworthy by next season!
Nice float man! Did u recently buy that boat I think that's the one on saw for sale a few months ago.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 09:15:50 PM »
77' Hallett mini cruiser. 454 Berk jet manual place diverter .

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 09:18:18 PM »
77' Hallett mini cruiser. 454 Berk jet manual place diverter .
Sweet! Looks just like mine just without the gold metal flake! Any plans for this thing?
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 09:26:07 PM »
Just some minor things.  I need to reupholster the seats, remove to floatation foam from the bow, color sand and wax  but that's about it.

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 09:42:47 PM »
Yes I picked it up a few months ago. I'm sure it was the one you saw, I had been watching it for a while wondering why it hadn't sold (the price was high but obviously nobody tried negotiating  >:D). I Wasn't exactly looking for a project this big... But the price was right so I couldn't say no. i love the lines of these boats and the interior seems just roomie enough so you don't feel like you went for a road trip in a Geo Metro after a day on the water!  :o Maybe you guys can give me some insight about how these do on the water? This things a tank... How fast can I expect to go with my mild 460 and A cut impeller? I've also heard they are tricky to maneuver because of the hull shape... Is this true? And are there any specific design flaws I should fix while I have it torn down? (I already replaced the fiberglass tanks). Thanks for any advice you have and hope to see you guys on the water someday!

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 12:15:32 AM »
I want to play too.  My '91 20.5' 454/Berkeley JG-AA.  I don't have any recent pictures on the water as it has been on hold for some family matters, but now making progress.  Once I get a computer online, I will post a build thread.  Shooting for TPM
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2015, 12:39:30 AM »
Maybe you guys can give me some insight about how these do on the water? This things a tank... How fast can I expect to go with my mild 460 and A cut impeller? I've also heard they are tricky to maneuver because of the hull shape... Is this true? And are there any specific design flaws I should fix while I have it torn down? (I already replaced the fiberglass tanks). Thanks for any advice you have and hope to see you guys on the water someday!

You got a great hull.  Hallett makes a solid boat that can handle big power.  Actually your's is a better design than mine.  Mine could go either V-drive or jet and lacks the center strakes that your's has.  Your's should develop more lift.

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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 05:52:41 AM »
77' Hallett mini cruiser. 454 Berk jet manual place diverter .
Family Tradition was my boat. I upholstered the seats 10 years ago. Had the name put on. My favorite boat name. Sold it 3 years ago. Loved that boat.

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2015, 08:04:04 AM »
Family Tradition was my boat. I upholstered the seats 10 years ago. Had the name put on. My favorite boat name. Sold it 3 years ago. Loved that boat.

Nice! We just bought it a few months back.  It's a great boat!

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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2015, 12:17:37 PM »
Well here is mine. I dint have alot of pictures yet, but over the winter I will when I rip it all down and start over

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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2015, 12:29:36 PM »
Well here is mine. I dint have alot of pictures yet, but over the winter I will when I rip it all down and start over
Wow love those colors!

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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2015, 12:47:54 PM »
Well here is mine. I dint have alot of pictures yet, but over the winter I will when I rip it all down and start over
Sweet looking mini!!
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2015, 04:21:49 PM »
Did I read that right... Tear it apart? Lol I'm hoping mine looks that nice when I'm done!

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2015, 07:24:30 PM »
Did I read that right... Tear it apart? Lol I'm hoping mine looks that nice when I'm done!

Yep tearing it apart. It needs a new floor, new interior, and pump work. It will be back better than before and faster :-)
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2015, 08:07:34 AM »
The mini cruiser has always been a great looking hull and there are definitely some nice rides here.  I had to step it up and get into the 21' cruiser for my latest project, don't see as many of these running around.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2015, 12:19:37 PM »
Well here is mine. I dint have alot of pictures yet, but over the winter I will when I rip it all down and start over

I always wondered what model Hallet you had. The paint makes it look different from the other minis.
But with these picks it more clear.
Good looking boat.  :thumbup:

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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2015, 04:41:51 PM »
78 19.5' Sprint 460
 "Natural High"

Bought it from a good friend at Lost Lake (home base) almost two years ago. He was the second owner and he owned it for about 20 years. Dropped the exhaust valve on cylinder 7 last summer and had the motor rebuilt. All new carpet, and a bit of upholstery work. New steering cable. And of course, had to put a stereo and some speakers in it.

We love this boat. It's got character.
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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2015, 07:40:39 PM »
How do u like that tan carpet in your boat?


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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2015, 07:44:16 PM »
Well shit escalated tonight. Gutted the interior, cut out the gas tanks and working on getting the floor out. All new interior and gas tanks in the mini.not bad progress for starting at 6:15 tonight!


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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2015, 11:28:39 PM »
When can I bring mine over?
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2015, 06:48:58 AM »

Well shit escalated tonight. Gutted the interior, cut out the gas tanks and working on getting the floor out. All new interior and gas tanks in the mini.not bad progress for starting at 6:15 tonight!


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Nice work! Mines not a Hallett but I need to do the same repairs this winter. Glass tanks under the floor need to go.


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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2015, 07:34:13 AM »
When can I bring mine over?
Come over and help me get my floor out and I'll help you do yours. I always have plenty of beer in the fridge.
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