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« Reply #50 on: June 02, 2010, 11:55:42 PM »
you guys sure do give out alot of info.. haha all good stuff.. i like reading everything... it gives me insight and know how... also it tells me how not to piss you guys off on the water... i will hopefully have my boat in the water in a month or so... gotta pull the carb, do a rebuild, fix some wiring, and replace my ignition switch... then she(hopefully) will be all done and ready to go

Hell, that sounds like a few hours work in an afternoon, not a month........ :screwy:

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« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2010, 09:14:58 AM »
Hell, that sounds like a few hours work in an afternoon, not a month........ :screwy:

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X2 i was just going through the pictures of my rebuild and on 4/25 i had a BARE hull and a couple days after a month later i was on the water

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« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2010, 09:27:44 PM »
X2 i was just going through the pictures of my rebuild and on 4/25 i had a BARE hull and a couple days after a month later i was on the water

My Moo wasn't quite that bad, but in less than 4 or 5 weeks, I think,  my inexperienced, idiot ass had her built and 5 hours away at Lake Mead for her, and my, coming out party!

Dude, bring the boat to the Big River deal! Between all that will be there, it'll be on the water in under an hour! I watched Ralph practically rebuild a Dominator in nearly half that time last year there, with a lil kit bag and never left the boat. CJ222 (Nick) was doing the same on an 850DP 2 boats east on the Laker Boat........ ;D

I'll play gopher the tools and parts........best I can do with the crew that's gonna be there. We're here to help.

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« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2010, 07:55:15 AM »
thats a good idea. i just brought mine out last weekend without it being wired or fired since october, never ran the engine mods i did, and a good friend of mine helped me wired it and tuned up the carbs in 2 mornings. parker has pretty much any parts youd need.

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« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2010, 10:36:06 PM »
i wish i was as experienced as you guys are.... i am still learning... so if it takes you guys 20 min it takes me all day.. haha i just want to make sure everything is reliable and that i know my boat in and out so that if something happens ill have the know how to fix it....
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« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2010, 07:58:35 AM »
youll have plenty of time to get to know your boat in and out. i didnt know mine in and out until i totally stripped and redid it this winter. i used it all season last season and just fixed stuff when it broke. that happened alot. i would like to think of it as reliable now, but only time will tell. get it on the water and enjoy the experience.

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« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2010, 08:27:04 AM »
haha i just want to make sure everything is reliable

LOL...that'll be a good trick.

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« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2010, 11:58:02 AM »
Something I have noticed on my jet (learned the hard way :banghead:) is that when beaching the boat on a sandbar for sometime, it is always a good idea to move your diverter up and down to make sure it is free from debris before you leave. Just because your boat is turned off doesn't mean that some crap can't get in there. This is a lifesaver when pulling out. You don't want your fwd/ rvs lever to get stuck. Hope this helps some and welcome to the world of jets. :thumbup:
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« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2010, 10:22:52 PM »
Just remember if u try to turn and it aint turnin get on the gas when in doubt hammer down

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« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2010, 08:34:27 PM »
Ray-
wanna help me out with my new (to me boat?) I have some learnin to get on as I never had a jet boat before this un.

Thanks, thought I would ask.

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« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2010, 08:57:08 PM »
Drive it like you stole it! ;D
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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2010, 11:04:41 PM »
Drive it like you stole it! ;D

He did kinda..... :screwy:

Yeah, no problem man!  Actually, drag that thing to Big River (Near parker) this weekend. gonna be a bunch of us nuts out there! We rented the whole damn resort, so plenty of room!

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« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2010, 05:35:58 PM »
Where u live ill come help out just pm me ur number or whatever

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« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2018, 08:38:58 AM »
Glad i came up on this item ,im new also and was wondering about ALL this stuff too. Seems to be a live and learn kind of experience. Thanks for all the good info.
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« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2018, 12:43:15 AM »
If the area looks too shallow chances are it is””
If your hauling ass and your boat comes out of the water lift off the throttle cause you will tweak that pump shaft when you come down and load that pump instantly” you don’t want that repair bill $$$


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