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Boats For Sale / Re: 1997 20' Southwind Cruiser
« on: July 16, 2019, 10:17:06 AM »
Iíve always liked this boat. In my opinion, itís the perfect setup.
Good luck with the sale.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Jet boat repair
« on: May 01, 2019, 06:04:18 PM »
Was the problem the manifold itself or are you just upgrading?

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Jet boat repair
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:35:49 PM »
Also, Iíve read that some motor builders use the black silicone on the front and back to seal the manifold instead of the flimsy rubber gaskets that come in the set. This is how my motor builder did it as well.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Jet boat repair
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:32:27 PM »
Jet Boat Performance in Atascadero. I donít think that is too far from Bakersfield.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: New Hobby-New Boat-Newbie
« on: April 03, 2019, 06:18:17 PM »
There are a lot of threads about the ďproperĒ way to plumb a jet boat, but that is the basic way.

Just found this

The hoses going to the collectors are to keep the exhaust hose cool. Makes a little more sense now.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: New Hobby-New Boat-Newbie
« on: April 03, 2019, 05:49:37 PM »
I keep looking at your diagram and the pics trying to figure it out. Just guessing here but, It looks like it might be some sort of pressure relief bypass? That piece you are holding in the pic, does the black part turn, like a regulator? Weird.

On a boat with water injected over-the-transom (OTT) headers, plumbing usually goes: off the jet youíll have a shut off valve, gate or ball, to a tee and that tee feeds the front of the block the 2 water pump inlets, water circulates thru motor, comes out 2 hoses connected to tstat housing, 1 goes out thru the hull dumping cooling water(dump line), the other line feeds a Bassett tee valve that tees to the header injection. The Bassett tee valve has a ball and spring inside to restrict water to the headers at idle. As you accelerate, the jet increases the pressure in the cooling lines and that pushes the ball and spring allowing water to be injected into the headers.
Thatís the basic routing for injected headers. There are valves and regulators that can be added to build or relieve pressure.

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Boat Insurance / Re: Can anyone answer this
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:33:14 PM »
Iíd say a mini day cruiser as well. If you look them up, theyíre pretty common. They are good boats and it looks like you got a nice one.

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Maybe send a PM to Tim. He has a good running SWTD and knows quite a bit about them.

Projects / Re: Southwind resurrection
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:26:38 PM »
Wow. I can't believe it got left out like that. It was in Hot Boat not too long before 08. I'll see if I can find it.
Good luck getting it put back together.

Projects / Re: Help wanted on different hull bottoms?
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:19:16 PM »
This is how 99.9% of v bottom jets are.

A gullwing/TX-19 will look similar at the back (transom), but the front is a bit different. It's almost kind of a mix between a V and tunnel. Fast, good riding hulls.  :thumbup:

Tunnel hulls have 2 "tunnels" that pack air under the hull as it planes. This is a Stealth, similar to an Eliminator Daytona. . 

Southwind (SWTD), Crusader, Ultra, and some other companies made tunnels as well, but have 1 pointed bow instead of 2.

V-drive flatbottoms and hydros are just that, flat. V-drive cruisers have a V shape but are flat without the lifting strakes.

Hope this helps a bit. Keep asking questions. And welcome to SCJB.

Hulls / Re: History of the Banher Boats
« on: July 08, 2017, 06:11:33 PM »

This thread has some info on the different hulls as wells the history of Bahner.

There have been a lot of threads about the boats. Dig little bit and you should find the info you're  looking for.

Welcome to SCJB and post up some pics.  :thumbup:

The No Wake Zone / Re: Pump powder coat
« on: February 08, 2017, 12:20:28 PM »
I thought about doing mine brown to match the boat, but I dunno.
I think there should be some sort of a contrast of colors between the hull and jet.
I would probably go with the light tan color on the top of the hull. It contrasts with the brown but it goes with the rest of the boat as opposed to tan and brown boat, WHITE jet.

djaymes has multiple colors to choose from, 3 colors on the hull and black hardware.
Sometimes white just has that plain stock look. Where as a painted jet would give the boat a "custom" look.
2 cents from a guy with an appliance epoxy white jet.  ;D

The No Wake Zone / Re: Boating picture thread to get us through winter
« on: January 18, 2017, 05:20:03 PM »
I love the river but sometimes you have to hit the lake when it's 115 out, no wind and glassy. Pic from boat camping last June

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Is this north of Cottonwood? It's nice up that way. Until the wind picks up!  :o

Hulls / Re: Need Help Identfying this Tahiti
« on: March 09, 2016, 07:38:17 PM »
Found this on Vintage Jet Boats. They have brochures for a lot of different companies.

The No Wake Zone / Re: Boating picture thread to get us through winter
« on: January 10, 2016, 06:35:05 PM »
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Lost Lake always 8)

Very clean boat. I remember reading about it in Hot Boat.  :thumbup:

The No Wake Zone / Re: 1978 Hallett, any thoughts?
« on: October 11, 2015, 06:55:41 PM »
You're not off on the $7k Very reasonable offer for both parties.

$15k - not reasonable.

Seems like a very clean boat, though.

Topock / Laughlin / Re: The avi vs the more north casinos?
« on: July 21, 2015, 05:52:00 PM »

Big Bend is a good place to launch and hang out. It's in between Avi and the casinos. 

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Carb
« on: July 12, 2015, 02:23:13 PM »
Doesn't everybody? Been doing it like that all my life. Probably more than 200 carburetors.

It keeps the gaskets from sticking super bad and they stay soft and don't shrink nearly as much.

I have been able to pull the bowls on the a Southwind small blocks 750 double pumper and I built it about five years ago. Re-jetted it and used the original gaskets.

I thought it was pretty cool. My pop was blown away.


Uhmm, No. Seems simple enough and yet I've never even thought of it (but that's not saying much  :o ).
Scrapping gaskets of the carb bowl SUCKS. Holley has new blue gaskets that are better, but when I first got my boat,  :bang head:.

Thanks for the tip.

Topock / Laughlin / Re: Pirates Cove/Needles
« on: March 10, 2015, 07:46:43 PM »
Topock gorge is one of the the most beautiful section of the rivers. Kinda like the north end of Parker times 10, and that part of Parker is very pretty. It's a must see. There is a reason it's protected. Going up river not nearly as scenic. Won't have any problems with shallow areas in Needles.  North of Needles towards Bullhead is where it gets shallower. However, you will see a lot of big boats in Needles. Even bigger than Parker. A lot of them coming up from Havasu going to Pirates Cove. The water is noticeably colder in Needles than Parker. I've seen them setup a sobriety checkpoint by the bridge just north of Pirates Cove. Probably too early in the season for that but you may want to ask around if you plan a having a beer or two. They got you by the balls for on the water fueling at Pirates Cove. It's real expensive, because they are the only one in Needles that I know of.

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X2. The gorge is awesome to drive through.
I have heard about the no wake zone, is it right there at Golden Shores and the bridges? How long is it?

Going south, I think the biggest thing you'd have to look out for is the big boats, hopefully it won't be too crowded.
There's a big sandbar at the bend everyone hangs out at.
If you go past the gorge, there are some sandbars to keep eye out for as you come out of the canyon. Just read the river and you'll be OK.
If you get a chance, Havasu is pretty cool and idling through the channel and under the bridge is awesome.

Needles has some nice little beaches and that's usually were some of the old v-drives like to hang out.
And like the guys said, the water is cold.

Have a good time and let us know how it went. :thumbup:

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: 468 or 496?
« on: February 08, 2015, 09:03:22 PM »
Do stroker motors tend to have more torque?
Don't know why I think that, probably read it somewhere.  :o

The No Wake Zone / Re: WANTED: Boat Pics for New Shirt Design
« on: January 31, 2015, 07:46:08 PM »
North of McIntyre

The No Wake Zone / Re: Beer jet
« on: January 06, 2015, 12:14:27 PM »
Look out your bedroom window tonight, you just might find him.  :o

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Holly carb.
« on: December 21, 2014, 09:47:41 PM »
I'm trying to be more social.  This is my first attempt at social media.  How am I doing so far?



Doing fantastic! :thumb up:

Yeah, he is 👍👍👍👍

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Yeah, I saw "The Machinist" in his avatar.
Just a little sarcasm. Not too many people described a hole down to the .000ths.  ;D

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Alternator belts.
« on: July 31, 2014, 08:50:45 PM »
The cogged (with teeth) belt is better for smaller radius pulleys. Like an alternator.

« on: June 29, 2014, 05:20:25 PM »
Doesn't happen on a PC.  >:D

But then, I can't look at SCJB from my flip phone. :-\

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