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Jet Pumps / Dripping water - Berkeley
« on: August 22, 2017, 10:50:57 AM »
Noticed there was some dripping water at my pump shaft below the zerk fitting when I dropped my boat in the water and when on the beach from the area as shown within the attached pic. Was not leaking when running from what I could tell. I haven't greased that fitting in a few trips. Do I just need to add grease or is there a bigger issue? Boat will be coming home if need be so trying to plan accordingly. Any help is appreciated

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Throttle Return Springs & Pedal
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:19:52 PM »
I've been changing quite a few things up on my new boat and wanted to see what you guys are running in regards to return springs. My foot pedal has a return spring within (goes on the outside of the cable and runs all the way to the cable end). My new throttle cable bracket also has dual return springs which is making for quite a bit of resistance. The throttle cable bracket is about as loose as I can go without it having no tension at close. Should I remove the return spring within the pedal?  Pics attached for reference.

Note: The last picture was when I was mocking things up before the cable was connected to the foot pedal, the return spring adjuster is now almost all the way forward as noted in the second picture.

Pay no attention to the rats nest of spark plug wires those will be sorted out once I time the boat.

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« on: May 23, 2017, 11:29:24 AM »

Jet Pumps / Berkeley Thrust Bearing Over Greased
« on: May 22, 2017, 03:24:44 PM »
Took a look through the inspection hole in front of the thrust bearing on my Berkeley jet and there appears to be quite a bit of grease visible....almost as if it has been over greased. Should I be concerned? If so, what is the easiest way to clean it up to make sure its not over greased?

Boat Insurance / Call Nikki!
« on: May 05, 2017, 04:08:24 PM »
I had meant to post this sooner, but shortly after joining SCJB I picked up a new boat and wanted to get it insured. On a Friday night (and I don't mean 5:30pm) I decided to give Nikki a call. I was in the middle of the busiest time of the year for work and thought.... no way she picks up but at least I can leave her a message and she can give me a call back on Monday so I don't forget/get distracted by work. WRONG! Nikki not only answered my call, she answered a ton of questions that I had and got everything ready to rock and roll for my policy. After shooting over some pictures of my new boat on Sunday evening I got a call on Monday morning from Nikki letting me know that underwriting had been completed and my policy was in place.

Nikki went above and beyond to help me with my insurance needs and did so lightning fast. I could not be happier with my experience and am glad I can support someone that is into boats just as much as I am. If you are looking to get your boat insured, or even if you already have insurance, I HIGHLY suggest you contact Nikki. You will not be disappointed.

Thanks again!

- Brad

Hulls / Packing Peanuts (See Pics)
« on: April 29, 2017, 06:39:28 PM »
Alright, the title speaks for itself. Why would the previous owner (original owner) pack the bow of a closed bow 19' boat full of this garbage? I'm familiar with stand up jet skis built for surf riding being stuffed with pool noodles in the event of losing a hood but what's the purpose here?!?

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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Holley Throttle Bracket Input Needed
« on: April 25, 2017, 09:50:03 PM »
Looking to find what throttle cable bracket to get for my push style pedal / cable setup. Going from a stock BBC intake and Edelbrock carb to a Edelbrock Victor Jr. with a Holley 850. Attached are pics of the existing bracket which is clearly not tall enough once I attach the linkage to the top push mounting position, let alone with a 2" carb spacer. Looking for the sano setup, so what's the secret sauce?  BTW that Dr. Earth spray is the shit for white flies, lol.

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Alright fellas so I tore down my engine this weekend and am ordering up all the miscellaneous odds and ends to get it back together and ready for her maiden voyage. I currently have the below pictured mechanical fuel pump and am looking for suggestions on what to replace it with. The pump will be feeding a stock 454 with a Holley 850, Edelbrock Victor Jr. with O/T rewarder headers. Block is stamped 14015445. I'm flexible on price just want something that will be as reliable as possible.

Links to purchase and/or part numbers are appreciated.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Baseline Jetting Suggestions
« on: April 12, 2017, 11:32:25 AM »
Looking for some baseline jetting suggestions as I will be ordering jets for my carb in the next few days and wanted to get a read from you guys on where to start and the ranges I should get.

19ft shallow v with a berkeley pump and diverter

Motor Setup:
454 BBC
Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake
Holley 850 carb (previously said 750)
Dooley air scoop
Don't know the exact cam but it is mild
OT Rewarder headers

Any suggestions / baselines are appreciated.

Engines / Engine Parts For Sale / Bassett Headers for BBC
« on: March 29, 2017, 08:48:27 AM »
Bassett headers for a big block Chevy. Painted black with injection lines. In good condition with a small hole in one of the tubes next to the injection line (see second picture furthest tube to the left) . $175 obo. Located in Los Angeles / Orange County area. Prefer not to ship.

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Real Estate For Sale / **DELETE**
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:25:23 AM »
Found what I was looking for

« on: March 21, 2017, 08:16:37 AM »
Mods, please delete. Thanks.   :beer: :beer:

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / New boat - Carb and header questions
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:58:16 AM »
Just picked up this original owner Silverado with a stock BBC. The boat has been sitting for a few years so it needs some attention.

Looking for some help identifying the carb on as I would like to buy a rebuild kit and pick up a traditional Bassett style air scoop.

I am also interested in ceramic coating or re-chroming the headers but not sure what my options are there. They have been painted black every year by the previous owner and presumably sanded down each time so I'm not sure what they would even look like if I tried to go this route. Thoughts?

I am also in search of a complete hydraulic place diverter if anyone has a lead.

The No Wake Zone / What to look out for... (warning new guy post)
« on: January 19, 2017, 09:42:55 AM »
New to the forum but have been lurking around for a few years. Finally deciding to pull the trigger on a jet boat since I sold my Ski Nautique. I have a 1970's Rogers lined up to take a look at this weekend. Its got a 455 olds in it (not my preference, bow tie would be better) and looks to be in fair shape with the upholstery recently redone. The price is right and won't sting too bad if I don't use it as much as I would like.

I'm looking for any suggestions on things to look out for that are unique to jet boats (olds motors, pump, hull, etc.). I've owned ski boats, jet skis, and motorcycles so I am familiar with the general things to look for but wanted to see if there is anything specific I should be on the look out for. Any input is greatly appreciated and will be repaid in beer on the water this summer.  :beer:

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