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Boats For Sale / Re: 18 Earl Smith gullwing
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:54:38 PM »
I see you went with the classic wood steering wheel


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The plan was to match the tow vehicle:


 ;D

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Boats For Sale / Re: Craigslist & ebay boats
« on: December 07, 2017, 04:05:54 PM »
Think that was Boosts boat. Canyon Tunnel . not sure if he sold it or if that is him. But the boat sure is purdy.👍

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Roost. I think he had a couple of threads about it. Here's the main one I believe.

http://www.socaljetboats.com/projects/91-canyon-tunnel-jet/

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: 455 olds headers
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:51:44 PM »
Jim comes on here every so often. It's best to call him.
Just in case you didn't notice, the thread is from 2010.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Tahiti
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:42:36 PM »
A runabout is the style of boat (shallow V-bottom), not particular to any one brand.
Maybe do a search for old brochures or any of Old Riggers posts.
It looks like a splash of an Eliminator bubbledeck with some work done to the gunnels right at the front seats.

Tahiti made a decent boat and I think there might be an energizer kit for the Panther.
You won't set any speed records but, it'll get you on the water to have a good time.

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Trailers / Re: Refinish a trailer
« on: October 28, 2017, 07:24:55 PM »
Biggest problem with powder coat is that is does not like standard bondo.   They do make a powder coat friendly body filler,  but it costs a bit and is harder to work with.   We are getting ready to do a PC trailer for a CP and we are leaving all the welds exposed,  so we will see how it turns out....

RD

Will you color match paint over the welds? What about the springs? Will the PC crack when the springs flex?

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Boats For Sale / Re: WTB Hallett Mini Cruiser project
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:44:05 PM »
I could have swore I saw one last week. I think I saw one it on the Facebook group page.
It's probably buried below a 1000 "beer me" posts.

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Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: Under hull glass work
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:09:46 AM »
http://www.socaljetboats.com/hulls/saddle-tank-mounting/msg156748/#msg156748
I think bolts thru the bottom was more common than we would think.
Were you going to fix it yourself or have a shop do it? It should be fixed properly. You don't want any delimitation happening, especially on the bottom.

The guy that wrote the article that I posted in the link, is in Rowland Heights and is very helpful with any questions you have. Todd at TRG Fiberglass 626 991-9031

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Carb issues
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:13:22 AM »
I think Brad had an issue a while back with a metering block gasket. I don't remember the symptoms, but am pretty sure that's what the problem was.
You're not alone. Boats are like a wishing well. You keep throwing money in them saying "I wish this worked" "I wish it was faster" " I wish it was shinier ".... 


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Trailers / Re: Refinish a trailer
« on: October 03, 2017, 08:42:29 PM »
Not a dumb question, I've wondered the same thing. Unfortunately, I don't have an answer.

Maybe call a trailer shop and see what they say.  ???

There is a member here, River Dad, that builds/refurbishes trailers, ROKE custom trailers. Maybe send him a PM.

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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.

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WTB / Re: WTB (Hallett) ❤️
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:01:20 PM »
https://www.socaljetboats.com/boats/1979-brendella-460-berk-5800obo/

The Eliminator bubbledeck was copied by a few companies. If you're not dead set on one of those brands, maybe keep an eye out for other "bubbledecks".
This Brendella's deck is the same. Not sure about the bottom. But Brendella and Hondo were building solid flatbottoms back in the day.

 

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WTB / Re: WTB (Hallett) ❤️
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:23:52 PM »
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/boa/d/1986-bahner/6303938500.html

Not mine, might need a little clean up. Bahner, BBC Berk.

I don't know where you're looking but, Craigslist for the Southwest states (SoCal, Az, and Vegas) are probably the best place to check.

Another place to check is http://dragboatcity.com/listing-category/boats-for-sale/.

Good luck. :thumbup:

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Logs, snails, and exhaust tip alignment
« on: September 10, 2017, 10:27:06 PM »
They make spacers http://www.hardin-marine.com/c-1318-manifold-spacers.aspx

But I think you might need a bit more than 3/4".  ;D

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Jet Pumps / Re: What reverse bucket do I have?
« on: September 10, 2017, 10:15:16 PM »
I would say it's the stock JB pump. JB is an old style Berkeley, but very similar to the JG.

http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-boats/23143-12jb-12jg.html

http://www.performanceboats.com/jet-boats/45433-berkeley-jb-info.html

The tiller arm (what the steering and reverse cables are hooked to) is probably what makes it look so different.

When you say reverse linkage, are talking about just the cable or something more?
The cable "should" have the model stamped onto it somewhere.
Probably 43bc http://www.placediverter.com/home/product/control-cables/

You'll need to know the length of the cable.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Need suggestions on removing foam
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:52:24 PM »
http://www.performanceboats.com/paint-fiberglass-repair/2225-bulkhead.html

Here's a thread that kind of shows what my Tahiti was like.

Mine was a foam block that I cut into about 4 pieces and it came right out. But it looks like you have a wood bulkhead and that might make it a bit tougher. I would get the longest knife you can get, and just start cutting chunks out. Hopefully, it's not stuck to the hull.

Wear gloves, long shirt, and a mask if you have to dig that stuff out. I was itching for a couple of days after.

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Jet Pumps / Re: Sputtering problem suggestions anyone
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:46:06 PM »
Awesome. :thumbup: Electrical gremlins can be tough.

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Exhaust hose
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:33:07 PM »
http://www.cpperformance.com/c-392-reducers.aspx

http://www.hose-man.com/

I haven't used either, (I have OTT headers), but It's where I'd probably start.

Unless someone with actual experience comes along. ;D

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Dry Headers
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:36:21 PM »
I'd be wondering why you're not getting enough water to the headers. I would think that if you're running the most common set up, there shouldn't be any problem pushing water through the headers.

What are your set-ups like? Do you guys have the water line coming from the t-stat housing to the Bassett t-valve to the headers? The t-valve has a ball and spring in it that goes in a certain way to work right. Sometimes they stick or the spring breaks.

Sometimes minerals and scale can build up in the lines and fittings.

They sell restrictors that limit the flow. These could be plugged up. Do you know if you have one?
http://www.cpperformance.com/c-389-jet-header-water-control.aspx

Just some things to check if you haven't already.



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Jet Pumps / Re: Steering Issue
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:23:53 PM »
Hard to steer is usually the cable. You can disconnect the cable from the jet and see how the wheel turns.
If the cable and rack system are ok, is the rudder centered even with the nozzle? Any obstructions in the jet?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Overheating
« on: August 30, 2017, 01:14:42 PM »
For AN fittings, a lot of people use G and J in Ontario.
http://www.socaljetboats.com/engine-mechanical-electrical/steel-braided-line-20839/msg237170/#msg237170

I'm sure there are places closer to HB, just look up steel braided hose or AN fittings.

Probably about 98.75365976% of jet boats don't run a thermostat. If you really want or think you need one, do it after your overheating problem is dealt with.

When your boat is running, do you have a strong stream of water coming out of the dump line?
Is this something that just started happening? Does it overheat quickly after you've launched?
The build up on the gate valve "might" be enough to cause the problem. Is the valve on the jet or the dump line?

Sometimes sand can build up in the water jackets around the cylinders. There should be some plugs (3/8 pipe I think) on both sides of the block. You can take those out and run water through the block and flush out any sand or debris. Don't let water go to the headers.






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Boats For Sale / Re: 1977 Hallett 18'6" Mini Cruiser Open Bow
« on: August 29, 2017, 03:46:24 PM »
WOW! Clean boat and a great deal. I don't think I've seen the mini cruiser with an open bow.

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Projects / Re: '85 Advantage
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:03:51 PM »
It looks good with the tunnel ram, scoop, and headers. They really fit the look of the hull.  :thumbup:

How did it run? Did you get a chance to GPS it?

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Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Re: ISO dual 4150 Bassett style scoop
« on: August 23, 2017, 05:56:12 PM »
What is your center to center measurement? They come in different sizes.

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Out with the old and in with the new.
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:41:19 AM »
Cam driven water pump do to it being a V drive.

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Well, that makes a bit more sense now. ;D

That thing looks brand new. Great job.  :thumbup:

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The No Wake Zone / Re: Out with the old and in with the new.
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:31:10 PM »
Cam driven fuel pump?

Those black braided lines go into the water ports of the block. Never seen one on a jet before.
Was wondering if it was some sort of closed cooling system, maybe using a heat exchanger or something.?

I keep checking for a response.  :sly: Boost must be busy rigging this thing.

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