Testing the waters. Mid '70's 19' Southwind, Berkeley, SBC

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« on: June 08, 2008, 04:16:46 PM »
My pop was mainly curious if he could sell his southwind, it is a 19' low profile jet with a badass small block Chevy, with all the good stuff; Cloyes gear-drive, MSD, Hand built powdercoated rails, forged slugs, four bolt block, steel crank, this list goes on...

The pump is a Berkely 12JG, snoot, "B" impeller, ride plate rebuilt and has not had water through it yet.

The hull is perfect, has new root beer brown w/cream band paint and shines like a new boat.

The interior is also new (comepletely) new seat frames ,all resined and reinforced, new vinyl in cream and orange. (Kinda loud).

The trailer is a single axle that has been pianted the same cream color and has been "bedlinered" looks cool.

We're going to try and finish it up in the next couple of weeks, still have some control crap to do and start and break in the motor (never been fired)

My dad is somewhat of a perfectionist and his machine shop built the motor, he built the interior and our friends did all of the paint work, they have done some "Bitchen" hot boats..


I will get some decsent pictures of it this week, all the pictures we have right now are in its early stages and have a bunch of sweaty guys working on it ;D

BTW open to offers and may consider selling without the engine.

PM me if interested, The economy blows so may not sell if we can't get anything for it.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2008, 06:54:33 PM by GT Jets »
  • Boat #1: 1992 Carrera 20.5 Elite (I/O bitches)
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray


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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 09:43:56 PM »
I'm finally going to get this engine lit!, should be sparkin it up (the boat engine) on Sunday, I'll try to get some pics and video.

I still have to have the OT's modified to fit.
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 02:00:42 PM »
Guys. I apologize, been lagging pretty hard, I am getting some pics of this badboy today and will post tonight, I have been considering keeping the SBC for the '57 Chevy my dad built (absolutely beautiful car BTW), the boat is as close to turn key as you can get....

Stay tuned....

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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 06:55:29 PM »
OK fellas, here she is..We would like to see $3500 less engine  (small Chevy) $5500 with engine and complete boat (running  :screwy: )

19' Southwind 1976, Berkeley pump w/ride plate and droop, fresh and never run....New gauges, all new interior including the frames, trailer painted in bedliner coating and sparayed, hull paint fresh, new Dizzy, new wiring, plus much much more....

The OT's were shortened and I have not finished them yet (considering putting my headers on it)...

Let me know if there are any questions...

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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 07:01:44 PM »
A few more angles..





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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 07:13:39 PM »
NICE Hot Rod !! should go quick !

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 07:30:01 PM »
Thanks Tom,

BTW here is where the motor may go...

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 08:32:37 PM »
Double posted a pic, Here is one of the dash...



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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 09:02:26 AM »
very nice, good luck with the sale
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 09:10:49 AM »
nice nomad. 57? that thing needs a stroker 383!
is it 2012 yet??
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2009, 09:23:48 AM »
 :o NICE :o
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 05:10:43 PM »
Are these mid to late '70's southwind '19's a full stringer boat?  Why don't you see more small blocks in jet boats?  It seems that with the big power a small block can make these days and the better power/weight ratio would make them a little more common... Plus they're higher reving... for a 1:1 drive it seems like you would see more of them around.  Anyway yeah, is the Southwind a full stringer boat?
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2009, 05:30:13 PM »
Anyway yeah, is the Southwind a full stringer boat?

As full as they come

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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2009, 06:03:40 PM »
Cool thanks.  Just wondering cause they look a lot like the Tahiti's which are not full stringers, and...  I stumbled upon this one on CL that looks like a BAD ASSS boat...

http://modesto.craigslist.org/boa/1028438791.html

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2009, 06:05:31 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2009, 06:10:07 PM »
Cool thanks.  Just wondering cause they look a lot like the Tahiti's which are not full stringers, and...  I stumbled upon this one on CL that looks like a BAD ASSS boat...

http://modesto.craigslist.org/boa/1028438791.html


Nice southwind looks like a berkley E pump Ken some Tahiti's have full stringers.

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2009, 06:28:52 PM »
yeah she is a cream puff- 35 hundy - no problem
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2009, 07:49:54 PM »
Mine does.  1988 16' Tahiti-Caribbean
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2009, 09:26:03 PM »
Nice southwind looks like a berkley E pump Ken some Tahiti's have full stringers.
some southwinds don't i went and checked one out and it had 1/4 stringers
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2013, 10:34:22 PM »
Bump for Roadrunner... O0

The pictures are pretty old, boat is complete now, just waiting for the old man to get his knee fixed and it's off to the water.

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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2013, 11:51:15 PM »
3500 for that is a good deal. Not too many of the v-bottoms were layed up with full stringers. Mine had 1/4 stringers. Btw. The v-bottoms are 18 foots. The tunnels are the 19's
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