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WTB / Re: WTB - mid to late 70's jet boat
« on: September 25, 2016, 07:55:33 PM »
The Mooboat is still for sale.  '78 Sleekcraft. Berkeley jet. Place diverter. Very low hours on engine.  Most don't want a boat painted like a cow.  I like it though but am forced to sell to pay an ugly tax bill. If you have any questions or want to see it, pm me or email me at doncolefinearts@gmail.com

Don



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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: 460 wont run
« on: June 12, 2016, 08:29:39 AM »
A quick check of the firing order on the cap?
Counter clockwise from number 1:  15426378

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Boats For Sale / Re: looking for a boat have $5500 around socal
« on: April 13, 2016, 10:43:08 AM »
I listed my '78 Sleekcraft on Craigslist March 5th.  Here's the link: http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/boa/5477838235.html 
It's a BBF with a Berkeley jet.  The engine was built by Blair's in Pasadena.  I've only had it out to the lake about 9-10 times.  The kids are older and aren't interested in boating much anymore.  I'd hang on to this boat otherwise.  It's listed at $5500 obo.  We're in Pasadena if you'd like to look at it.  Thanks, Don

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The No Wake Zone / Re: So Pat says........
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:44:18 AM »
Hey Ray!  Yup Moo is for sale.  It's sad, but haven't taken her out much, just twice this season.  And the
storage fees are killing us.  Moo still runs great, I suppose the carb reverse kit has helped a lot. 

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: BBF for sale/ part out
« on: May 31, 2015, 11:59:25 AM »
How much for the valve covers?

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SoCal Lakes / pyramid lake
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:52:17 AM »
Heading to pyramid to tune the boat. Will anyone else be there today?

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The No Wake Zone / Re: I'm BAAAAAACK!
« on: November 17, 2014, 07:38:23 AM »
Ray!  Welcome back.  Moo says Hi!

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Boats For Sale / 1978 Sleekcraft Rebel Jet Boat
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:25:43 AM »
[ Guests cannot view attachments ] Mooboat looking for greener pastures!

460 Ford rebuilt, have receipts, Berkeley, tunnel ram, dual Holleys, MSD distributor, Place Diverter, oil cooler, 10-quart pan, Bimini.  Boat runs excellent. Trailer in excellent shape.  $7200 obo

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Boats For Sale / Moo Boat still for sale
« on: September 12, 2013, 03:14:26 PM »
Make a serious offer and we'll talk.

Message me.

Don

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460 Ford, Weiand Tunnel Ram, dual 750 Holleys MSD, Bassetts, water control valve at driver’s seat.  All gauges work, 10-quart Milodon, oil cooler. Berkeley with Place Diverter, Bimini. This boat is well maintained! Runs excellent! Trailer in excellent shape, too! Custom plate on trailer “Mooboat”.
Only 4 trips since engine was rebuilt by Blair's Speed Shop in Pasadena.  Needs new home.  Just not enough time to enjoy it.  $7500 :(

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The No Wake Zone / Moo boat
« on: November 03, 2012, 04:07:51 PM »
We took the kids to Castaic last Sunday and ran the boat around the lake for a few hours.  There were only three or four other boats out that morning.  My son and daughter drove it quite a bit.  We haven't had the boat out much.  This is the first time in quite a while.  It sat with a broken distributor for a few months.  Finally got that diagnosed and repaired by MSD.  The boat is basically the same as when we bought it from Ray.  We added a wooden steering wheel, a Hurst shifter knob, rewired some gauges, plumbed a water valve up at the driver's seat, put in an oil cooler.  We're thinking about to upholster the pulley cover in cowhide just to complete the whole theme.

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Central Valley / Re: Porterville 559
« on: June 14, 2012, 08:25:42 AM »
There's supposed to be a sign there at the barn that says your entering the town of Milo.  That old original wooden sign was in my Uncle's barn for years.  He had a ranch outside of Springville, just a few miles from my grandparents'.  He was going to restore the sign, but don't think he ever did. I imagine the sign is still in his barn.  A lot of history passed on when he did.  Ironically, he started the Springville museum which is next to the rodeo grounds.  Is the Springville Inn still there?

- Don

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Central Valley / Re: Porterville 559
« on: June 13, 2012, 07:46:20 AM »
As a kid, we visited my Grandparents ranch every summer - very hot!  They lived about 10 miles outside of Springville - turn left at the white barn outside of town keep driving and hope you don't get hit by a logging truck.   Lots of great memories! 

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: Boatwidow garage sale
« on: March 13, 2012, 04:34:00 PM »
Still have the valve covers. I'll be around this Friday afternoon.
How does this look for you?
Don

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Thar she Moooooos!
« on: November 26, 2011, 03:13:34 PM »
Sorry. Is that bad?  I wasn't thinking too clearly this morning. Look if you want, if not......

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The No Wake Zone / Moo Cow
« on: November 26, 2011, 01:08:53 PM »
More pics

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The No Wake Zone / Thar she Moooooos!
« on: November 26, 2011, 12:50:55 PM »
Finally out of the pasture. We haven't been able to take her out yet. Chompin' at the bit!

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: Boatwidow garage sale
« on: September 18, 2011, 01:43:03 PM »
Pics.

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: Boatwidow garage sale
« on: September 18, 2011, 01:40:29 PM »
Don't really know. Haven't ran it. It came with the Moo, but decided to go with an MSD.

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Boatwidow garage sale
« on: September 18, 2011, 11:08:58 AM »
Miscellaneous parts for Olds 455 and BBF, some fuel inlets, and valves.  Stewart Warner fuel Gauge, a Banderlog.  Also parts from Moooo.  (Ray)  Decided to go a different direction with the scoop and Banderlog.



Olds 455 ski tow.  Very usable, but should be re-chromed.  $10

Earl’s fuel/carb inlet.  $10

Fuel/carb inlet.  Spectre?.  $3

Olds 455 thermostat housing and fittings.  Chrome is rough.  $10

Fuel pressure gauge.  Liquid inside is cloudy.  $4

Earl’s fuel shut off valves.  $25 for both

Stewart Warner fuel gauge.  $20

Olds 455 oil filter new.  $2

Olds 455 Valve Covers.  Very usable.  $10

Mallory Distributor and Coil.  Ford 460.  From Moooo Boat.  $15

Dual Carb scoop. From Moooo Boat.  I’d replace the filters, included for sizing to replace.  Housing should clean up and shine.  $65  SOLD

Banderlog.  Header exhaust water valve.  $115


I'll post the pictures shortly. I need to make them smaller.
In the meantime, if you want a picture of any item, message me!

Jana


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The No Wake Zone / Re: Banderlog: the good and the bad
« on: August 04, 2011, 09:02:14 PM »
With the valve at the driver's seat, it sounds like a fail safe for the t-valve.  The Banderlog sounds like it's great until breaks.  Has anyone plumbed a valve to override a Banderlog just in case?  Ultimately, if I ever want to ski, Jana has to feel comfortable driving it without worrying about the valve at the driver's seat.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Banderlog: the good and the bad
« on: August 04, 2011, 05:16:16 PM »
Thanks Ray!  I picked up a Banderlog on eBay for around $100.
I showed it to Phil at Blairs, who's fixing stuff up on Moo.
He had concerns about reliability and recommended the t-valve
with a valve at the driver's seat. This sounds good, but I might
be looking over at the exhaust a lot.  Don

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The No Wake Zone / Banderlog: the good and the bad
« on: August 04, 2011, 04:10:33 PM »
Banderlog - why would this be good to run?  Do they ever fail?

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It's a good thing I was joking then! My husband would kill me if I gave him that!  >:D

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Tacky, really? It's already painted like a cow for christ's sake!!

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