1973 Kona-Tom Petersen Build

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« on: October 17, 2016, 03:47:55 PM »
1974 Kona “Makai”
Fully Built by Tom Peterson of Peterson Boat Specialties in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Complete Custom Paint Job by KMG Customs of Lakeside, CA.
BBC 496 CI built by Redline Performance in Anaheim, CA.
Runs on 91 Octane Pump Gas
Aluminum Edelbrock Heads
Edelbrock Hi-Rise Manifold
SCAT Rotating Assembly
Complete Roller Cam
Holley 850 CFM “Double Pumper”
10 Quart Oil Pan
Basset Headers-”Shorty Twistyʼs”
2-11.5 Gallon Custom Made Fuel Tanks
Braided Hose Lines
Berkley 12JG Pump
Place Diverter-Ride Plate & Shoe, Droop Snoot & Hydraulic Controls
ARKO Custom Interior from Lake Havasu City, Az
The detail, quality and cleanliness of this build is second to none. If you know anything
about Jet Boats you will know that it costs “double” to build compared to what I am
asking. If it is on this boat it is done right.
$23,500-I have $47,000 In It....

Call, Text or Email DJ
602-228-5509



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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 04:18:41 PM »
That is beautiful boat.   It's paint?  Or gel?    I know is says painted by.....


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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 04:22:26 PM »
Yes it is paint from KMG in Cally. The detail is hard to tell from the photos but in the middle of the silver it has the Carbon Fiber pattern which we carried into the seats....

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 04:31:31 PM »
I thought so.    It's badass either way


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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 05:18:16 PM »
Thank you very much.  :thumbup:

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2016, 08:30:46 PM »
That thing is sexy as hell.


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the jet boat never did this to you bob ::)
Can I get next in line behind The Beav

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2016, 10:24:38 PM »
Beautiful paint scheme, colors, and interior. Looks bad ass

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 07:55:40 AM »
Thank you for the nice comments...The pictures truly do not do it justice. Tom Petersen is a craftsmen, the attention to detail and the ingenuity that he puts into his builds is top notch. The engine compartment is so clean and detailed it hurts to get it dirty !!!!

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2016, 07:06:00 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 12:24:17 PM »
AWSOME boat bro , I know Tom Peterson , very good friend and seen a bunch of his work , this boat is legit . Here is some more of toms work , Hallett vector .


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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 02:27:29 PM »
AWSOME boat bro , I know Tom Peterson , very good friend and seen a bunch of his work , this boat is legit . Here is some more of toms work , Hallett vector .


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This is your boat?   If so it looks amazing!   Might need a build thread for it.


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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2016, 08:30:55 AM »
The attention to detail is second to none. Looks like he did a incredible job on yours as well....

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2016, 11:49:00 AM »
Lol , sorry that is not my boat lol it a customer of toms , all said and done that boat will be a $200000 build . Wish it was my boat lol


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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2016, 11:50:16 AM »
If I had the cash I would buy ur kona bigdave


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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2016, 12:25:31 PM »
Hey you mentioned a "build thread" in a prior post....what does that mean ?

First jet boat, sorry...

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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2016, 02:18:46 PM »
Hey you mentioned a "build thread" in a prior post....what does that mean ?

First jet boat, sorry...

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Pics of the build.    Pics during the build or restoration process


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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2016, 04:40:32 PM »
Here are some of the pictures from the build.

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2016, 11:30:31 PM »
Big Dave do u have any pics of what it looked like before bro



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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2016, 08:01:17 AM »
Hey Chad, when I located the hull it was already painted and all of the interior glass work was done as well. It was a great starting point.. The guy that owned it previously had planned to restore it and plans changed for him. He gave it to a boat broker in Havasu called PCM which is where I first saw it. After several months of back and forth I bought it and delivered it to Tom Petersen in Havasu to build for me and my family. Everything on this boat is new or refurbished as we started with just a hull. We did do some work in the bulkhead to strengthen the deck and we also added bump rails to the exterior, but that is about it to the exterior of the hull. The interior was built from scratch to custom fit the seats and the layout.

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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2016, 09:17:43 AM »
Is there carpet in the bilge?   Or it's it painted


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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2016, 12:15:48 PM »
Ok thanks bud I think I saw it on Craigslist for sale awhile back really nice looking kona man if I had the money I would do the same to mine.



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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2016, 10:30:28 AM »
The carpet does not run into the bilge area. It stops right at the end of the interior. The bilge/engine compartment area is all done up in a high gloss black it is all fiberglass. The best picture I have of this is attached. You can see where it goes from a flat black to a high gloss black.

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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2016, 07:07:52 PM »
Cool pic of Cathedral Rock on the Colorado, Parker AZ

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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2016, 03:07:34 PM »
How fast is it?


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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2016, 12:24:28 PM »
I have not had it all the way open yet. I have only had the boat out a few times with family in the passenger seats so not really sure. When I purchased the motor from one of Tom Petersen's customers they had it in the mid 70's. There is no speedometer in the dash cluster as we opted for the larger faced tachometer.

 


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