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Boats For Sale / Baja 190 open bow jet - 454 LS7
« on: July 14, 2018, 12:08:41 PM »
19' Baja Sunsport 190 open bow jet boat with trailer
454 LS7 bored .30 over
River ready:  rebuilt Holley 750 carb, MSD, two batteries with switch, new steering cable, new fuel lines, new battery cables, new starter, etc., bimini top.
This is a great riding open bow jet boat with lots of freeboard.  I am selling to upgrade to a larger boat.
The boat is in my garage in Bullhead City.  Please give me a call if you would like to see the boat or have any questions.  I can also put you in touch with my mechanic in Bullhead who went through the boat.
$6,500 OBO

Mike  562-900-7311

Probably not the same thing but mine had a loud clattering sound the last time out as well. It turned out a screw that holds the cover on the electric trim motor came loose and the cover made a clatter sound. Put my hand on the cover and the sound went away. The clattering sound was very concerning and I was glad it was something simple.

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Boats For Sale / Open bow Baja
« on: June 28, 2017, 11:09:16 AM »
Open bow Baja
454 bored .30 over
boat is dialed in and river ready.
Boat is located in Bullhead and is in the water at a marina until July 7th if you want to take it for a test run
Call Mike. (562) 900-7311

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« on: October 31, 2016, 06:48:24 PM »
Still available?

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The No Wake Zone / Looking for a trim cable
« on: August 26, 2016, 10:58:16 AM »

I need an 8' trim cable for a 12JF has a Jet A Vator Adjust A Trim.  Berkeley is out and won't get any in until next year.  I was wondering if anybody has any ideas on how to locate.



Random Boat Parts For Sale / Need a used tilt ring for 12JF
« on: August 23, 2016, 08:19:39 PM »
Does anybody have a tilt ring for a 12JF for sale?

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: Few things for sale
« on: August 23, 2016, 08:15:42 PM »

I have a 12JF and my tilt ring broke.

Would your nozzle fit on my bowl? 

Let me know what you think.


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The No Wake Zone / Where to buy used parts?
« on: August 23, 2016, 08:04:00 PM »

I am looking for a used tilt ring for a Berkeley 12JF.

Does anybody have any good ideas on where I can locate one.


The No Wake Zone / Re: What kind of boat is this?
« on: February 22, 2016, 09:26:33 PM »

Maybe a Fresno Mini-Day. The slope and very round corners of upper deck. Looks cool,for sale? Might make offer depending on condition.

vwagon, the boat is in Bullhead and I can give you her contact info if you want to give me a call

Mike 562-900-7311

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The No Wake Zone / What kind of boat is this?
« on: February 22, 2016, 12:17:26 PM »
My friend wants to get this boat out of the garage. Does anybody know what it is?  All I know is that it has a Hardin Marine 454 and Berkeley drive and it starts if you charge the battery.  She is talking about donating the boat to charity. Interior looks useable if cleaned up.  Is it anything special?

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The No Wake Zone / Endless Summer at the River in Feb
« on: February 16, 2016, 08:35:05 AM »
82 degrees late Saturday(2/13) afternoon in Bullhead, not bad weather for February!  Played on the river between Harry's and the dam. River was at level 2 but no problems thanks to the "new" jet. Wow going from an I/O to a jet is really opening up the river for us! 

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The No Wake Zone / Re: DUMB QUESTION
« on: February 11, 2016, 01:56:27 PM »
Yes.  We live in Long Beach and bought D-12 in June of 2015 and it is rented to snowbirds right now.  I will be there this weekend staying at the Lodge on the River to test out the boat again.  I might leave it in the Laguna Nueva marina Saturday night.  What unit are you in?

The No Wake Zone / Re: New to forum, new to jets, Baja
« on: February 10, 2016, 05:39:01 PM »
Wow, that is fast.  I have only had it out once for a few hours but I only saw about 58 on the speedometer.  I have a gps but was boating in a river with a current.  I noticed a huge speed increase when I adjusted the trim.  Needless to say 58 is plenty fast enough for what I want to do.  I will mostly cruise and 30-40 and my son likes to water ski.  Have you towed skiers and tubes with your boat?  If so, how does it compare to an I/O boat?  I had a mechanic tell me that jets make horrible ski boats.  I am not sure what he is talking about.  I have seen lots of people ski behind jets.

The No Wake Zone / Re: DUMB QUESTION
« on: February 10, 2016, 04:08:49 PM »
Thanks everybody, I really appreciate all the useful information.  I will get a second bilge pump that is automatic.  Also, this boat has a lot freeboard (like an I/O ski boat almost) compared to other jet boats so I don't think wakes are an issue and when I leave it overnight it will be in small marina that does not get wakes.  Love the idea of an automatic bilge pump.  Thanks again!

The No Wake Zone / DUMB QUESTION
« on: February 10, 2016, 10:08:01 AM »
I have never owned a jet boat until recently and I would greatly appreciate any opinions out there.

I recently bought an 84 Baja 190 Berkeley 12JF and it has been at the mechanic getting dialed in.  My mechanic just told me that you should not leave any jet boat in the water overnight because all jet boats leak water.  I am use to leaving my Bayliner in the water for 3-6 days at a time while on vacation and was planning to do the same with this boat.  The Bayliner never has water in it when I pull the plug on the ramp.

My plan is to monitor the amount of water the boat takes on throughout the day and evening and pull it out for the night if I see any significant amount of water in the bilge. 

As long as the boat is sealed correctly, should it be ok to leave the boat in the water overnight?  I am thinking once I get to know the boat I can just keep an eye on it and empty any water out at the end of the day with the bilge pump.  Does anybody have experience leaving their jet boat in the water for several days? 

When I tested the boat out two weekends ago it did take on a lot of water.  The mechanic put the boat in the water again and adjusted the packing gland and said I should not have any more problems.

Thanks for any advice/feedback!

The No Wake Zone / New to forum, new to jets, Baja
« on: February 04, 2016, 08:33:55 AM »
New to jets.  Just bought a 1984 Baja 190 bowrider with a 454/Berkeley 12JF.  Have a condo on the river in Bullhead, river keeps getting lower and kept dinging props on my Bayliner so bought a jet and in the process of getting it going.  Anybody know anything about these older Baja jets?

Real Estate For Sale / Bullhead river condo with Marina for rent
« on: February 04, 2016, 08:19:48 AM »
I have a 2 bedroom 2 bath river condo for rent in Bullhead City, AZ.  Condo is fully furnished and fully equipped for vacation rental, cable TV, DVD players, high speed WIFI, equipped kitchen, etc...just bring your clothes and tooth brush!

The condo complex(Laguna Nueva) has a private launch ramp and marina so you can leave your boat or PWC in the water for your stay.

Here is link for the ad on VRBO and feel free to give me a call with any questions.


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