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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Dialing in carbs
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:49:16 PM »
With good information C&J can set them up out of the water, requiring very little tuning once in the water.

The No Wake Zone / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: July 05, 2017, 09:25:37 PM »

Sometimes you just have to play the blues.

The No Wake Zone / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: April 13, 2017, 08:35:48 PM »

The No Wake Zone / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: March 06, 2017, 06:19:48 PM »

The No Wake Zone / Re: What are you listening to?
« on: March 06, 2017, 06:04:38 PM »

Events / Re: 2016 August's One Hot Summer Weekend
« on: August 25, 2016, 07:42:46 PM »
What are the chances of a non member finding a spot in the avi cove. Does it usually fill up? We would be coming from the riverside.

You've signed up, got a screen name, already have 22 posts... You're as much a member as anyone around here.  Come out enjoy the boats, the people and the community that is SCJB!

The Parker Strip / Re: 4th of July
« on: June 28, 2016, 05:14:04 PM »
Where you heading?

Be careful out there, lots of watercraft traffic on the holidays, and too many of them are untrained and unaware of whats going on around them.


Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: What weight oil
« on: June 04, 2016, 07:37:13 PM »
My only recommendation with running a 50w oil is to build some heat before you really get on it. 

I've been using 15/w40 Delo for years without an oil related problem.

Boat Showcase / Re: New Project for My Wife.....
« on: May 24, 2016, 07:22:09 PM »
Welcome to SCJB  ;D

Hulls / Re: Choosing the first Boat.
« on: May 17, 2016, 08:55:08 PM »

I was mainly looking at  just a floater, because that means the boat is cheaper.

Let's say you find a good hull with pump for $1500.  But now it needs upholstery, engine, new cables (throttle, steering, shifter, diverter), new gauges, some wiring and a few performance up grades.

Upholstery  $1500-$3000 depending on condition of wood and if you get the good guy discount.
Engine        $2500-$3500 to overhaul existing core with minimal machine work and assembling it yourself.
Cables          $200-$300
Gauges        $150-$500
wiring           $100-$500
Performance upgrades  (intake, carb, scoop, ignition, headers, nitrous, roller cam & rockers, valvetrain, custom machine work...) $500-$30,000

Don't pass up looking at running boats because of cost.  If you find a good hull to build, but have to purchase or overhaul most everything you will spend more than it'll cost you to start with a runner.

That $6000 runner isn't looking so expensive now, is it?

Miscellaneous / Spam / Re: Kids trainer skis
« on: March 26, 2016, 10:25:22 AM »
We need to get a couple beers in Hallett Dave and see if we can get him on these. 

Projects / Re: Dream come true
« on: March 25, 2016, 06:25:00 AM »
I didn't plan on having To trace down why I'm not getting power to turn the motor over, but all in all running through this will help me in the future so all advice given to me helps tremendously in gaining more knowledge of my boat.

If you're mechanically inclined and just not familiar with boats, I'd suggest spending some time just poking around and looking at all the different things that could give you problems while out for the day.  While you're doing this, take notes of sizes of wrenches and types of fasteners you would need if a repair was necessary.  Build up a small tool kit of old or cheep wrenches, wire cutter/crimpers, terminals, test light, screw drivers, cresent wrench, jumper wire, zip ties and whatever else you think you might need. 

If you're lucky you won't have to use the tools, but you could be the guy that saves someone else on the water. 

Projects / Re: Dream come true
« on: March 24, 2016, 06:18:09 AM »
I'd recommend holding off on launching at Big River until you have a couple successful runs under your belt because of the difficulty launching/retrieving in the current.

I would recommend using the ramp at Blue Water marina for many reasons, first being the low stress atmosphere, wide ramp, calm water, big no wake zone to cruise around and test for leaks and proper operation of all controls.

Good luck in your new adventure and welcome to SCJB  ;D

The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: March 20, 2016, 07:17:33 PM »
Been cleaning and polishing getting ready for the upcoming season.  Don't look too bad for an old ski boat. 

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Lake Havasu / Re: 1979 Hornet Jet
« on: November 12, 2015, 08:50:53 PM »
Welcome to SCJB  ;D

The Hornet is a good hull.
Are you looking at one currently or just searching? 
As with any used boat you need to inspect the stringers, transom wood and floors for water damage or rot.  Inspect upholstery wood for condition (if important to you).  If it's a runner ask for a lake test.  Depending on claims about engine, remove valve covers and intake for inspection.

Good luck with your search.


The No Wake Zone / Re: So Pat says........
« on: August 12, 2015, 02:29:07 PM »
Ray is in the house!   At least for a little while  :o

Trailers / Re: Very hot brakes
« on: August 03, 2015, 10:19:50 PM »
As for the bearings, I'd recommend cleaning and inspecting them closely before repacking them.  If you find any pitting, damage or severe discoloring I'd recommend replacing them.  A bearing failure can turn catastrophic quickly, causing damage to the axle that will leave you in need of more than just a hub.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Another cam question bbc
« on: July 08, 2015, 06:33:06 AM »
Everyone should have this thread in their "bookmark" list for future reference.  Joe has pointed out some very usable information that should be retained.

Thanks Joe.

Events / Re: 3RD Annual Southwind Performance Regatta
« on: June 05, 2015, 06:11:20 AM »
And if you're lucky you can sneak into an award without a Southwind.

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Boats For Sale / Re: Has anyone ever donated their boat??
« on: May 21, 2015, 06:53:58 PM »
Welcome to SCJB  ;D

Since you are a first time poster, I'm going to assume you haven't tried selling your boat through the SCJB classifieds... So, before you give your boat away for a minimal tax right off, why don't you post it here and give the boating community a shot at it?

The No Wake Zone / Re: Hi
« on: May 21, 2015, 06:00:18 AM »
Good news!  Looking forward to having you guys down for one of the SCJB events.

Boat Showcase / Re: New Boat
« on: April 27, 2015, 06:05:03 PM »
Good looking float.

Welcome to SCJB  ;D

The No Wake Zone / Re: 19ft Liberty
« on: April 26, 2015, 02:20:37 PM »
I'm having good luck with the Hardin gauges I have in mine.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Idle Issue?!!
« on: March 08, 2015, 08:22:16 PM »
Vacuum leak is a good place to start looking.  What distributor do you have?  Inspect it to make sure the advance mechanism isn't binding up.

Hulls / Re: Charger 21' handling issue
« on: February 20, 2015, 05:54:47 AM »
Check the basics first.  Have someone operate the steering wheel from side to side and make sure you are getting full swing and that it's not hitting or binding in either direction.  If it all looks OK, disconnect the cable and see if it is limiting movement.  If you have a Place Diverter be sure to check it with it in several positions.  Try moving the nozzle assembly around to see if you've lost any of the nylon bushings.

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