SCJB Exclusive: 2011 Peterson Placecraft Tunnel Dragster Build

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« on: August 30, 2015, 08:19:41 PM »
The rumors are true. Dad and I picked up our new Placecraft on Saturday. Tom Peterson has some crazy attention to detail and his product speaks for it's self.
 
This boat was the very first layed up in the new mold, it sat around for a few years untill my buddy Darin Moilanen picked it up and had intentions to build a Top Fuel Jet. When he wanted to get rid of it he knew who to call. Thanks again Darin

The boat itself weights in at 400 pounds capped and is jet black. Boat came with an MPD low profile intake set by Tom Peterson and a dolly trailer.

The new design features many improvements over the original
hull and has incorporated modern day technology to create a state of the art 19 ft. jet boat that can be used for pleasure, race or both. The new hull comes from a brand new mold that was tooled by Scott Kornowski. Due to Tom’s attention to detail and Scott’s amazing tooling abilities the new hull is straighter and has more defined body lines than the previous generation Place Craft Tunnel.

The overall length of the boat is now 9” longer allowing for the cockpit area to be 6” longer than the original design, thus giving the driver more room for gear and more importantly, more room for rigging. The other 3” was added to the nose creating a slimmer and sleeker look.

The bottom of the Peterson Place Craft features a new race style drop keel thus allowing to better load the pump with out having to run an excessive amount of shoe in the boat. Not only is this a more efficient way of loading a pump but also safer during shut down. As a safety precaution, the forward area of the center pod has been designed to incorporate a flatter radius to help the boat go straight in the event that it looses power. The new Peterson Place Craft also features a step bottom similar to what you see on most modern day large boats. The 1/8” steps are located a few feet forward of transom on the outside sponsons and on the flats next to the keel on the center pod. The drop steps are designed help free the boat up in flat, sticky water. The recesses for the cavitation plates have also been filled eliminating the need to run them. The lack of cavitation plates also provides a cleaner look to the transom of the Peterson Place Craft. Lastly, the radius's in the corners of the tunnels have also been enlarged allowing for better load displacement thus preventing cracking on the transom and in the corner of the tunnels.

Our intentions with this boat will be a center steer and strictly a Pro Eliminator 8.0 or Quick Eliminator 6.0 race program.

We will be doing all of our rigging and pump work threw Chris and Joe at B1 Racing

Our motor program will be with James Bostick at Bostick Racing Engines.

Either a race pack or edelbrock data system( not sure witch yet)

It will be a slow process, but we will keep the Socaljetboats family updated as soon as things get rolling.

There were a ton of smiles the last few days, my dad especially.






 


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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 08:22:47 PM »
Badass jake! Bitchin ride!!


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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 08:26:33 PM »
Nice boat Jake


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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 08:30:28 PM »
Bad ass jake I can't wait to see this beautiful boat complete, I know it will be top notch and no corners cut. Keep us updated on every step.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 08:35:05 PM »
Very nice! Can't wait to watch it come together for ya👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼


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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 10:17:20 PM »
Oooooo baby


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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2015, 11:39:09 PM »
That thing bad ass Jake. Congrats, can't wait to see the progress and the finished product.


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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 06:14:54 AM »
Very cool Jake!  Take lots of pictures of the rigging process, I'm sure many of us would love to have a behind the scenes looks at the work required (especially if it's someone else working).  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2015, 06:58:36 AM »
Beautiful boat, nothing like starting from scratch on a build. Tom P is a true attention to detail guy; clean and simple style. He's got my pump and hull right now...
Interested to see this build in progress, thanks for the share.


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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2015, 07:20:26 AM »
Congrats Jake I bet you won't get much sleep until that first run
I'm so far behind I think I'm in first

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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 07:42:11 AM »
Hey Jake very cool Placecraft way to go! Are you retiring the Southwind ? We are getting ready to start putting our Placecraft  Tunnel together , trying to have it done sometime in October. Waiting  for Harold to get an opening in his schedule and start on the bottom . I'll be posting some
 Pictures soon. Take care, Wally
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2015, 08:52:16 AM »
Awesome dude!!! Very stoked for you. Can't wait to see this thing done


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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2015, 11:54:38 AM »

Hey Jake very cool Placecraft way to go! Are you retiring the Southwind ? We are getting ready to start putting our Placecraft  Tunnel together , trying to have it done sometime in October. Waiting  for Harold to get an opening in his schedule and start on the bottom . I'll be posting some
 Pictures soon. Take care, Wally
Hey Wally. Yeah the Orange boat will go back to river duty next year 👍👍


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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2015, 05:00:17 PM »
Bitchin boat!

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2015, 05:12:48 PM »
Anything is better than one of those ugly wingers.. 😂😂 good looking boat Jake.

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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2015, 05:47:40 PM »

Anything is better than one of those ugly wingers.. 😂😂 good looking boat Jake.
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2015, 07:04:21 PM »
I mean I guess it's ok! 😋😋😋


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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2015, 07:28:15 PM »
Anything is better than one of those ugly wingers.. 😂😂 good looking boat Jake.
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2015, 01:40:44 AM »
Looks cool, I too will look forward to seeing it's progress.


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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2015, 07:33:13 AM »
welcome to the placecraft family

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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2015, 06:15:39 PM »
Beautiful boat!  Nice score!
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2015, 05:31:33 PM »
Not a big update, but we got a work cover made for the placecraft. Custom canvas in upland did it and it turned out great. Ran about 400 bucks and worth every penny to keep that black gel nice.


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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2015, 07:26:05 PM »
Nice cover, but I think I like the license plate mount better.
I'm so far behind I think I'm in first

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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2015, 07:50:09 PM »
Dammit Jake, you're going to make me have to update mine  :banghead: it never stops
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2015, 01:06:24 PM »

Dammit Jake, you're going to make me have to update mine  :banghead: it never stops
It's going to b1 racing here soon for some rigging 😁😁😁👍👍👍


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