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Brad @ SCJB

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« on: November 06, 2012, 06:17:26 PM »
Seems like boating websites have been popping up like weeds lately. I find it humorous, but wish all of them the best of luck. I remember when I launched this site in 2006, it was just myself and HotBoat along with a few other smaller forums. Now there's an abundance of them.

I know you all have choices when it comes to where to go. Thanks for choosing SoCalJetBoats.  :thumbup:


So post up - what brings you to SoCalJetBoats.com?


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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 06:21:50 PM »
The people
no one is stuck up thinking there shit don't stink and thinking there better then the next man, my first meet was last march at the blue water and had a great time with all my new jet boat family I now have made so many friends and have such a great time with them, ill always be a SoCaljetboat boy
so thank you for giving us the website!


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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 06:22:34 PM »
I also think first response deserve 2 free SoCaljetboat stickers hahahaha 👍👍


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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 06:50:19 PM »
The people, hands down. I enjoy reading the build threads and all topics of discussion. Also like the fact that if I/you have a question about an issue with your boat, be it mechanical or fiberglass/hull wise someone here will be able to answer your question or point in a direction to get you squared away.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 07:23:01 PM »
They come for my mullet

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2012, 07:25:41 PM »
I found SCJB in April '07 when I started my search for a jet boat.  I had been wanting to buy/build a classic jet boat when I got my membership at Emerald Cove on the Parker Strip.  After camping at the river a couple times without a boat, the search was on! 

I have been extremely lucky to have participated in almost every unofficial SCJB gathering, and met so many great people that I feel will be life long friends.

Thanks to Brad and SCJB for making it all possible. 

As of now I've been logged in over 80 days, 10 hours, and 11 minutes...  I'd try to find a support group for this problem but I hate hearing about other peoples problems  ;) 
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 08:17:28 PM »
This is still one of my favorites and I lurk often.   Its just that you guys all live I'm BFE.   


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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 08:43:33 PM »
Definitely the people. When I got my first jet everybody was so helpful and even after selling it to make the family happy and going I/O every one is still so helpful. Thanks for the awesome site!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012, 09:58:05 PM »
It's line a family even though peeps here may not b close it all comes down to the coming interest and that's boating. No matter what type of boat u own your bit discriminated in but welcomed and its a form of true boating and good times enjoying a passion that we all share. Plus this group can throw down drinks :)

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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2012, 10:04:03 PM »
definatly the people here not full of egotistical asshats like PB and RDP
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 10:15:54 PM »
definatly the people here not full of egotistical asshats like PB and RDP

Sorry, I'll try a lot harder....
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 07:33:08 AM »
it has always been the people, and always will be. thank you!
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2012, 08:49:43 AM »
its all the people who are willing to help, or atleast give you something to laugh about when your  :banghead: trying to figure out what you want or need on your boat.

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2012, 03:02:43 PM »
I was looking into getting a jet and im on a forum for everything else so i searched "socal jet boat forum" hoping id find something with people in my area and BAN there it was. The people here are awesome, I have met a few and gotten alot of help from just about everyone that is regularly on the site. Everyones willing to help out or give advise and its like a big family. Hopefully ill be able to get my $hit box of a float on the water and meet everyone.

Also, I don't think any other site has a unofficial mascot in daisy dukes at their their gatherings.

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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 04:15:18 PM »
I was looking for parts when I got my first jet boat I was very clueless and I found this site on google and the people are super helpfull cant wait to meet everyone at Tom Papps thanks for the awesome site brad and all the work you put into it  :thumbup:  :beer:

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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2012, 04:58:11 PM »
I was looking into getting a jet and im on a forum for everything else so i searched "socal jet boat forum" hoping id find something with people in my area and BAN there it was. The people here are awesome, I have met a few and gotten alot of help from just about everyone that is regularly on the site. Everyones willing to help out or give advise and its like a big family. Hopefully ill be able to get my $hit box of a float on the water and meet everyone.

Also, I don't think any other site has a unofficial mascot in daisy dukes at their their gatherings.

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Anybody who has been on the "other" forum will get it...

Is this the new version of BNAG?
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2012, 05:14:13 PM »
Ditto to all the above quotes. Great site Brad

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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2012, 05:52:03 PM »
I found scjb as soon as I was out of the navy in 08. I wanted a jet boat to continue going to the river like I did before the navy. I found the site by searching for jet boats. I lived right next to a few members flytime and brad. They helped me right from the beginning. I took my motor out of my boat in flytimes garage and beerjet came down to help. I have been hooked ever since. I have been to a lot of the gatherings and made some great friends. I have been through a few boats and finally came across the one I want. Thank you B RAD for all of the hard work and constant work you do to maintain the site. It doesnt fix itself or pay for itself.
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012, 07:04:09 PM »
you know, i saw this post go up and I've been thinking about the reasons ever since...when i first came here in december 06 it was really different, the site had just kicked off and there was a lot of newbies to jet boats (me included) and it seems that we all just fumbled along trying to figure it out.. the information of why, how and what was discussed. a few of us had just started racing the nostalgia jet class and we had really no idea what we were doing so it made it really fun to go try our luck, and to have the sponsorship of the site we were a part of and trying to grow made me feel like i was in the big leagues.. we went to every race and plastered our boats  with socaljetboats stickers, we had banners, conopy's, coozies, t-shirts, team shirts and jackets all with the scjb logo. Man it was like i was in nascar (lol)

i met a lot of cool people, on my first ever river trip with scjb at the parker race, then brad had the first annual parker trip where i went to the river for the first time to relax. It was a great trip as well as all the others that my family has been to with scjb.

so i guess this place is like family for me and i need to give back with what ive learned along the way kinda like when you would teach a friend or family member how to do something they dont know how to do.... i could go on forever with the reasons..

thanks for the site
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012, 09:15:36 PM »
The people here are Great and cant wait to meet yall hopefully next summer + the other one I have seen is hard to navagate it rymes with mintage bet moats  ;D
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2012, 11:05:51 AM »
i got my boat a few years before i found this site . i could not find any info that i was looking for. i found a "pro" that collected my $$$ and i was still not happy  :thumbdown: so i gave up...the boat sat for another year..while looking at the boat sitting there and wanting to be on the lake...i got brave and started doing the work myself  :sly: didnt really know what i was doing  ;D i knew where my boat came from so i searched 'socaljetboats'....and  WHALA... signed up and started posting...evryone that could help or had ideas HELPED...   :thumbup:   me and my family were lucky enough to make the trip to bluewater last march ....and evryone treated us like part of the family.....theres no place like home!!!
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#1 awsome people
#2 the bada** boats
#3 omars shorts  >:D
thanks agin brad .......

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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2012, 11:20:03 AM »
It doesnt fix itself or pay for itself.

There is these things on the site you can visit. I cannot tell you what they are directly or what to do with them, but they do help keep this place going. Please don't abuse them, just observe them and give them a little love along the way.  :beer: They are legit (no popups or spyware/adware) and you dont have to purchase anything, just use your left mouse button on them  ;)

...and to have the sponsorship of the site we were a part of and trying to grow made me feel like i was in the big leagues.. we went to every race and plastered our boats  with socaljetboats stickers, we had banners, conopy's, coozies, t-shirts, team shirts and jackets all with the scjb logo. Man it was like i was in nascar (lol)

I would love to get more involved like that again. Its tough enough to get myself to the races, let alone promote the site via sponsoring other drivers. Those were the days and we had fun doing it.  :thumbup:


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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2012, 12:53:11 PM »
i googled "jetboats" four years ago and found SCJBs & never needed to google it again. this is a one stop jet boat website, i've met a couple of members in person, talk to others, have received great advise and in the spirit of SoCalJetBoats members, tried to offer my years of jet boating experience to others when needed. SCJBs is the only boat site i look at daily.

keep up the great work Brad  :thumbup: i know, you've always said the site is only as good as it members so with that said we must have a great members and that's why it feels like a family.
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2012, 06:06:53 AM »
I would love to get more involved like that again. Its tough enough to get myself to the races, let alone promote the site via sponsoring other drivers. Those were the days and we had fun doing it.  :thumbup:

No worries brother, i have been trying to make puddingstone and if i do i will take scjb with me no matter what

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2012, 03:54:29 PM »
 super newbie, just found your site this year and it's GREAT. fell in love with jet boats in the mid/late 70's as a teenager, then bought a 16' Cobra prop job in 83 and had some fun, but it was like dating my sisters best friend (it wasn't gonna last). fast forward almost 30yrs, I see a squirter on e-bay, bid and win. I travel to Page Az and meet a great guy who sells me his baby, and here I am. I may never meet you Brad, but thank-you for this site. I don't think it matters who we "pray to" or "vote for". I think we are all here for the same thing.........Jet Boats
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