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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. :-\

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Steel Braided Line
« on: June 04, 2014, 05:29:37 PM »
. X2 and 1/2 the cost of jegs or summit


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X3 for G & J. they are in Ontario off Mission and Sultana.

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: paint job
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:14:55 PM »
Are you looking for paint or gelcoat?

Just another option, TRG Fiberglass 626 991 9031. Todd is in Rowland Heights.

Jet Pumps / Re: Black or white?
« on: May 08, 2014, 07:53:34 PM »
The rulebook states if you have to repaint a Jacuzzi, the next color has to be Neon Green with pink polka dots.


The No Wake Zone / Re: "NOT" a river virgin anymore!!
« on: April 22, 2014, 05:34:38 PM »
2000 miles and he forgot his boat.  :banghead:

You could put a trolling motor on that belt buckle and drive it around.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: too much water in the headers?
« on: February 25, 2014, 06:47:48 PM »
If it is only milky on the inside of the valve covers, and the rest of the oil looks fine, it might just be some condensation.
I don't remember what exactly causes it.

When I took my boat out for the first time after rebuilding my Olds, I ended up with water in the oil. I had the ball valve at the jet open all the way (no other valve to control water flow).
Changed the oil and took the boat out again. This time, I closed the ball valve to half way. No more water in the oil.

Sorry I don't have any answers, but just my experience.
Maybe it will give someone an idea of how to help you out.   

The No Wake Zone / Re: post "BEST" of 2013 (pic)
« on: November 02, 2013, 07:18:47 PM »
Finally made it back to the river after 5 years. This is just south of Goose Flats (I think) in Blythe.
Hardly anybody out there. We enjoyed it for about an hour then had to leave to go home.

Take them to Disneyland.

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