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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Electronic fuel pump
« on: May 11, 2019, 11:12:46 AM »
Blue Holley will work fine. If you have money to burn, some people like the Aeromotive stuff.
Some will recommend running an oil pressure relay.


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Lake Havasu / Re: Havasu on Big Weekends
« on: May 10, 2019, 03:30:42 PM »
Be very careful. The guys with the the big boats think itís a game to sink the smaller boats. Had two come by us when I was in my buddies boat. Had another friend having issues first time out with his and his went under. Just be aware. If the winds pick up you can get some good white caps out there too. Otherwise very early out and sunset coming in.


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Did this happen about 2000-2001? I worked with a guy named Mark who told a very similar story. Boats came by, and their wakes ended up swamping his buddyís boat. Big boats came within 15 feet of them. They dropped the anchor to help the divers find the boat. It was up in the north end on the way to the gorge.


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Boat Showcase / Re: 1972 Tahiti Olds 455
« on: May 09, 2019, 05:43:54 PM »
Recently bought a jet boat with extremely limited history besides what this guy bullshitted about doing to it. So, I decided to google it and this post popped up. Let me know if you want to buy it back otherwise I will start fixing the problems it has from sitting for so long. I wanted to give you the opportunity to buy it back because I have lost a couple of vehicles I wish I had back. Let me know
Very cool of you to offer that up. You might want to try to pm him. It looks like he hasnít been on in almost 3 years. A pm should send an email notification if he has that setup.


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If you go to the front page and do a search for ďpinstripingĒ, it should come up with a few threads about referrals.

Have you figured out how to post pictures of your boat yet? Cause we like pictures.


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Need someone to paint the name on my boat
 https://www.socaljetboats.com/index.php?topic=30452

Here is a thread with a few recommendations.


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WarZone / Re: Just smack talk
« on: May 07, 2019, 04:41:55 PM »

You sure? This is pretty badass! Lol

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/boa/d/woodland-1995-mercury-sport-jet-boat/6883091821.html

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Ooohhhh! A fish finder. But Aqua wonít need it on Elsinore because all the fish like to sunbathe on top of the water. 🤣


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Well, it is hard to find flawless original flake. It really is a Beautiful boat. Those would have been the colors I would have picked as well.

Thanks for the explanation. I have an Olds that spews oil if I stay on it too long. One of these days Iím going to do something about it.


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Looks like you scored. I noticed a breather/puke tank in the back of the motor. How do you have that set up?


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Yes, that is Pyramid Lake
That flake and gel looks AWESOME!  Sounds good.
By the way, Did you happen to find any Chevy keys at the ramp right where you launched? I lost some about 20 years ago.


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I figured it would at least get him some info and on track. I remember Steve dealing with this steam lines.
You are a wealth of knowledge Joe.
Thank you for sharing it.
Do you know of a lot of LS conversions going into jet boats? How have they been holding up?


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The No Wake Zone / Re: Jet boat repair
« on: May 02, 2019, 02:39:02 PM »
Definitely frustrating! Hopefully itís all good to go. Good luck.


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The No Wake Zone / Re: Jet boat repair
« on: May 01, 2019, 06:04:18 PM »
Was the problem the manifold itself or are you just upgrading?


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Jet Pumps / Re: Ohio ready
« on: April 30, 2019, 04:48:00 PM »
Great looking boat. Hopefully the wife will learn to appreciate it. Glad to hear it went well.


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The 1970 Weiman thread is in the project section.


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I canít figure out how to link a thread in this app, but if you search the thread 1970 Weiman by steves86ta, he has a lot of info of putting a LS in a jet boat. Maybe send him a pm and pick his brain. Once he got it dialed in, I think he was pretty happy with it.


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Project Boats For Sale / Re: 1975 Mandella Project
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:06:34 PM »
You DO have boat ADD.
Too bad I was looking forward to seeing it done. GLWS.


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The No Wake Zone / Re: Jet boat repair
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:35:49 PM »
Also, Iíve read that some motor builders use the black silicone on the front and back to seal the manifold instead of the flimsy rubber gaskets that come in the set. This is how my motor builder did it as well.


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The No Wake Zone / Re: Jet boat repair
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:32:27 PM »
Jet Boat Performance in Atascadero. I donít think that is too far from Bakersfield.


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Projects / Re: 1975 Mandella Flatbottom Jet
« on: April 18, 2019, 05:29:05 PM »
Progress.

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Did you do the polishing yourself? If so, great job.


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Projects / Re: 1975 Mandella Flatbottom Jet
« on: April 14, 2019, 12:18:58 AM »
Cool looking boat. How do these ride?

Be careful when tightening those valve covers. I have the same ones and snapped that bolting flange real easy.

Looking forward to see how it turns out.


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Lake Havasu / Re: Looking for my pop's Caliber 1
« on: April 10, 2019, 05:08:41 PM »
Sorry about your dad and the trouble with the stepmom. You might also want to post up on the SoCalJetBoat Facebook group page. You should also try RiverDavesPlace forum, RDís Lounge, as there is more traffic and ALOT of Havasu people. You might catch a lead.

I have a similar story. My dad passed when I was 16 and my uncle bought our boat. But he was willing to sell it back to me whenever I wanted it. And a few years later I got it and still have it.
Iíve read a lot of threads about people looking for old family boats. Itís a cool story to have but I kind of feel pressured to keep it even though I would like to get something a bit bigger and family-friendly.
Plus if your boat sat outside in Havasu for some years, it might need some serious work. Just something to think about in case you do find it. Itís a good looking boat.
Best of luck.


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Projects / Re: Tightening bow eye
« on: April 10, 2019, 04:47:14 PM »
Itís been discussed a few times years ago. Do a search from the front page. It should come up. You can also search the jet section at Performance Boats.
I think as far as cutting into the bow, what some guys did was use ratchet and a universal socket and extension. If I remember right, they used a flip-up bow light that had a mounting flange. This made it possible to cut a bigger hole in the bow to get access.
Good luck


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Projects / Re: Tightening bow eye
« on: April 10, 2019, 04:39:10 PM »
What kind of boat? How tough would it be to take the foam out? Boat makers used different ways to add ďbuoyancyĒ to the bow. My Tahiti was a molded chunk of foam held in by fiberglass tabs. Easy to take out. Some others had plastic bags of little foam balls. Do you have a bulkhead glassed in? A lot of guys have taken out the foam and loaded the front with those water noodles. Just some ideas to help keep from cutting your bow.


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WarZone / Re: Just smack talk
« on: April 04, 2019, 09:00:03 AM »
Give us the distance and then not lol


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Typical V-driver: demands and excuses.





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Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: New Hobby-New Boat-Newbie
« on: April 03, 2019, 06:18:17 PM »
There are a lot of threads about the ďproperĒ way to plumb a jet boat, but that is the basic way.

Just found this
http://www.socaljetboats.com/engine-mechanical-electrical/water-injected-vs-water-jacketed/

The hoses going to the collectors are to keep the exhaust hose cool. Makes a little more sense now.


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