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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2007, 05:13:41 PM »
good job Brad now stop fing around and get to work ;D

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2007, 05:30:40 PM »
good job Brad now stop fing around and get to work ;D

I think he's still under that Wriedt, out wait - they built a dolley for it so I guess he's above it now.   ???   ;D
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2007, 05:22:14 PM »
If you guys havent been watching, theres a thread on hotboat that I started when I originally was looking for the original owner of this boat. Craig and everyone who has any memories of this boat has chimed in to share their stories....it is truly a priceless thread.

There is new stories being posted daily, so keep checkin it.

http://www.hotboat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143406

Tom, a childhood friend of craigs, emailed me some more pictures of the Raspberry...





Also, I wanted to welcome Tom to the site!
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2007, 06:10:11 PM »
more pictures!







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« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2007, 06:44:56 PM »
from the stories ive heard so far that thing was fast with that chebby, it would be cool if you could duplicate that motor.

so you gunna RACE it ;)

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« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2007, 07:18:46 PM »
so you gunna RACE it ;)

we'll see  ;D

I gotta get the thing restored first!
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« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2007, 07:40:14 PM »
Damn :( i cant wait to race with such a historic boat ;)

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« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2007, 08:41:05 PM »
Damn :( i cant wait to race with such a historic boat ;)
Great  ::) Just what I need . Another boat to chase around .  ;D

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i dont but im all for stuffin shit in her ass to make her go away :-*

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« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2007, 08:32:27 AM »
Priceless pictures and stories. I'm surprised no one has mentioned anything about that weird looking pump.
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« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2007, 09:01:38 AM »
Heres 2 more...



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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2007, 07:19:55 PM »
Priceless pictures and stories. I'm surprised no one has mentioned anything about that weird looking pump.
as you mentioned weird i had to go back and look really hard, it looks like a droop with a homemade diverter.
pretty cool considering what year that was.

that water looks rough as hell.. i hope it's not that way next month... but those are bad ass pics

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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2007, 07:37:43 PM »
"... i had to go back and look really hard, it looks like a droop with a homemade diverter.
pretty cool considering what year that was..."

Now I'm considering making my own droop snoot.   ;D
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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2007, 07:42:51 PM »
hotrod when you gunna step up and race with us?? ;)

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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2007, 09:03:56 PM »
Whats up with all the excuses !!!
Go grab a pair of .... and race

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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2007, 09:34:51 PM »
hotrod when you gunna step up and race with us?? ;)

I keep running into snags on the engine. I'm also rapidly running out of $.
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« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2007, 08:14:47 AM »
HotRod (and i think marcsrollin too) are headed over tomorrow to help wire up the trailer and digest some beers....so i decided to put some pictures up of its current state....as you can see, i have my work cut out for me....











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« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2007, 08:17:23 AM »
more...











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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2007, 08:19:03 AM »
couple more...



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« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2007, 08:54:24 AM »
Ground up total rebuild definately. $ can buy a lot of things but it can't buy history like that boat has.
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« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2007, 01:50:42 PM »
Buy the way I was just thinking, how straight is the bottom? Take about a 6-8 foot straight edge and check the keel and each strake.  My guess is that over the years the old Rasberry has a bit of droop in her kaboose. With that big old prow hanging out in the front it would be well worth the check and less expsnsive than the life insurance required to keep your family thinking kindly of you after your passing.  I'm sure that Jeff Bennett would love to strighten her up.  I'll help too if the beers are cold

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« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2007, 02:11:57 PM »
One more thing, Hotrod talked about the wierd pump... Watch your mouth youngster!!!!  Even though we had lots of stories there were some real visionaries out there that our team was lucky enough to work with.  The short droop snoot and one of a kind up-down nozzel was fabricated by Jack McClure. He let us borrow the one you see in the closeup photos.  Later I thing Craig got one built for him by JAck.  This guy realy knows his stuff.  (i.e. he still does and still works in the industry). The inside of that dude was as smooth as a teflon skillet and I think that a Mr. Place vainly tried to copy it and still sold a bazillion of them, known today as Place Diverter.

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« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2007, 02:27:01 PM »
Wow somemore great history. Thank you for the info. Jack Mc is a great guy and has tons of good info. You can still see him peddling his cruiser up and down the pits lending a helping hand at the NJBA dragboat races. When I got involved in the sport Jack was one of the key guys that I got my info from.
So I bet Jack wishes he pattented that and or took it the route Place did.
I wish Jack would come out to some of our SCSC/APBA Nostalgia Jet races. You are more than welcome to come hang with Team SoCal Jet Boats at Parker on the weekend of the 21st of April.

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« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2007, 02:33:37 PM »
One more thing, Hotrod talked about the wierd pump... Watch your mouth youngster!!!!  Even though we had lots of stories there were some real visionaries out there that our team was lucky enough to work with.  The short droop snoot and one of a kind up-down nozzel was fabricated by Jack McClure. He let us borrow the one you see in the closeup photos.  Later I thing Craig got one built for him by JAck.  This guy realy knows his stuff.  (i.e. he still does and still works in the industry). The inside of that dude was as smooth as a teflon skillet and I think that a Mr. Place vainly tried to copy it and still sold a bazillion of them, known today as Place Diverter.

I'm 42 and haven't been called a youngster since my grandpa passed away.   ;D  As far as using the word "wierd" I didn't think it would be stepping on anyone's toe's, I guess I should have used the word "different". In reality, nothing gets my heart pounding faster than old school shit exactly like that which is why I'm building the boat that I have and the hot rod that I have. Perhaps my post reads differently than how I meant it to be read, but...

I have nothing but respect for you/those old time jet boater's, hot rodder's, and backyard engineer's.   ;)
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« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2007, 03:08:43 PM »
Hotrod

No disrespect intended on the age quip.  We did things to pumps back then that no one would believe today. I think we had one pump with 5 lbs of epoxy putty in it trying to smoothout the flow.  Jack's work was like looking at a 500 hp watch.

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« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2007, 03:56:23 PM »
I'm thinking about making my own droop snoot... but it would have to be out of metal.
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