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The No Wake Zone / Columbia Drag Boat Ass.
« on: August 16, 2015, 08:35:22 PM »
Today I sat at the Columbia Drag Boat Associations' awards ceremony in Lowell Oregon today. I spent the whole weekend at Dexter Lake making my 1975 Schuster Tahiti with a 454ci Chevrolet run right. I started the weekend as a some guy with a jet boat and ended up as a weekend racer with a 18 second boat. Now I know this doesnt seem very special but with the help of Clyde the mechanic and a great friend Jack we managed to knock off 2+seconds off the 1/4 mile time. This was my very first race of any type vehicle.. Im a vintage car guy from olden times....and the first time of joining a real association. The staff and all of the real racers help us and helped to get the boat in shape to run decent. I managed to be given a trophy of sorts for the Lyme Riki Race Team...

I had a blast and us up here in Oregon are keepin the jet boat dream alive...

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: June 26, 2015, 11:42:30 PM »
Today I washed and waxed the Tahiti for the car show tomorrow in Springfield Oregon. That's right ...a car show... I was able to register in the Orphans and Trailer class .. I bet my trailer will be the only one with a rat motor in it...

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Sweet....

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Car or boat ?

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Fill us in ...

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: basset/rewarder Tee valves
« on: May 26, 2015, 11:26:18 AM »
I was here all weekend camp #31

Hey Jim ... my phone number is 541 517 8149... text me and we can make a deal ....

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Thats Ebay car guy gold...

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: basset/rewarder Tee valves
« on: May 21, 2015, 06:09:24 PM »
I need a Tee... Eugene Oregon...?

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: May 06, 2015, 09:09:16 PM »
Bolted the heads back on ...

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I want these...

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: March 26, 2015, 02:19:15 PM »
So I was checking the water neck and this vein looking thing falls out and I notice it was broken ... now where do you find what this is let alone where to find parts....

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: March 25, 2015, 05:43:29 PM »
Found some bad news in #5 hole.... heck we will run it till next winter

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: March 23, 2015, 12:44:43 PM »
Tore down the 454 having the heads checked ...found a rusty hole ...  the guy also forgot to retorque the bolts for the intake so it sucked the gaskets...

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Mix & Match Motor Madness
« on: November 26, 2014, 08:32:42 PM »
WOW... Im not sure what thats about..I will keep my tulips to myself but thanks...

 :screwy:

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Mix & Match Motor Madness
« on: November 26, 2014, 06:43:40 PM »
OK...So [ Attachment Invalid Or Does Not Exist ] when I purchased my Tahiti the motor had these BBC 10114156 heads on it. Now I have a BBC 14015445 in my 84 P30 RV ... So if I swap out the heads will I be looking at any issues?

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: November 08, 2014, 10:23:43 PM »
i decided to have B-1 Racing build a pump for me and have decided to try and make it to my first Socal Boat function. We are in Springfield Oregon and want to feel the warm water on our swim trunks this year so keep me posted about the functions in 2015. I have the 1975 Tahiti called Lyme Riki to give you Cali boys a run for the money...

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Boat Racing / Re: The Matter of the Missing Motor Mounts
« on: October 24, 2014, 06:37:17 PM »
I have not noticed any movement to date but the whole boat reacts to the gas pedal. The guy I purchased the boat from included the stringers were replaced at some point. The floor is new as well as the stringers below so it seems I have a stable foundation to start with. I entered the jet boat hobby in February of this year from building hot rod cars and believe  me saying  that this is a kick a** hot rod boat...

U


Chilling on the lake

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Boat Racing / Re: The Matter of the Missing Motor Mounts
« on: October 19, 2014, 08:28:10 PM »
Heres some of the pics of the mounts... The rails have been replaced it seems. The mount in the rear seems quite thick and stout but I am still concerned of the stresses on the transom and Rear hull.

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Boat Racing / The Matter of the Missing Motor Mounts
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:38:26 PM »
I have a 75 Tahiti with a 454ci Big Chevy and the issue I noticed yesterday was that the front of the motor has a set of motor mounts but the rear is bolted to the Berkeley and nothing else. Now Im planning on upgrading my heads to some Merlins and a high rise intake. Im hoping to see 500HP and drag race the boat as well. So my question is should I invest in a mount for the rear of the motor or is the pump enough to hold it in place?

Any help would be great.

R

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: Prototype Swimsteps
« on: August 05, 2014, 09:07:09 AM »
I think I am going to need a set of those for a Tahiti... Hows the production going?

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:10:00 AM »
Went out to the lake and spit out one of my baffles SOMEWHERE in the lake... If you find one let me know... I need one... :banghead:

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: WTB: Bassett 4" baffles
« on: August 04, 2014, 09:59:27 AM »
Still have a set for sale? I dumped one in the lake this last weekend... :banghead:

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: July 16, 2014, 08:51:35 AM »
Took a steel valve cover and cut it out to do a valve adjust. Going to Loon Lake this weekend...

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Jet Pumps / Re: New pump for Lyme Riki
« on: July 09, 2014, 04:02:27 PM »
I guess I should be more specific when I say pump. I want to get a new Jet PUMP Drive... Perhaps a American Turbine or a Berkeley. The float has a Berk JC in it now... So what would be the best option out there ...?

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The No Wake Zone / Re: What did you do to your boat today?
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:04:02 AM »
This weekend up here in Eugene Oregon I took my 75 Tahiti with the 502 Chev out to Fall Creek and flogged the hell out of it and reasserted that The Lyme Riki is the fasted float on the water!
Up here in the lakes I run...

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