So Cal Jet Boat events for non-jet boats

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« on: January 09, 2020, 02:44:58 PM »
Hey been a member for a long time, but don't get on that much.  I have a 1979 Riviera with a 200hp Johnson on her.  Like most old school jets I'm free-board challenge.  Since there are really no gatherings for us old school outboard guys, I was wondering how open SoCalJetBoats is to wackers at your events?  Are we able to mix and mingle with the rest?  Or are we treated like red-headed step children and can only hang at the very end of the beach and have to stay away from the cool kids?
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 07:35:42 PM »
I haven't made it too an event yet, But I'm sure if you have a cooler full of beer they don't care what you float in!
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 08:00:33 AM »
Are we able to mix and mingle with the rest?  Or are we treated like red-headed step children and can only hang at the very end of the beach and have to stay away from the cool kids?

You mean, will you be treated like a jet boater at the V-drive regatta?

Just kidding.  I've never experienced a more open and welcoming group.  Come out and have fun, just watch your draft.

There used to be a whacker specific group, called "The Outboard Church" on PB.  I think they were around the Delta area.

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 02:13:18 PM »
You mean, will you be treated like a jet boater at the V-drive regatta?

Just kidding.  I've never experienced a more open and welcoming group.  Come out and have fun, just watch your draft.

There used to be a whacker specific group, called "The Outboard Church" on PB.  I think they were around the Delta area.

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Beautiful boat! Outboard church moved over to riverdavesplace.  Me and a buddy are redoing a hydrostream vulture right now. Got all the core in and covered in 2 layers of glass last weekend. Gonna have a 200 out back with a 15 inch mid on a 12 inch setback. Hoping to have it done within a month or so. It's my first outboard. I'm excited and cant wait!

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 03:42:28 PM »
Beautiful boat! Outboard church moved over to riverdavesplace.  Me and a buddy are redoing a hydrostream vulture right now. Got all the core in and covered in 2 layers of glass last weekend. Gonna have a 200 out back with a 15 inch mid on a 12 inch setback. Hoping to have it done within a month or so. It's my first outboard. I'm excited and cant wait!

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Outboard Church looked like they had a lot of fun.  Their thread was around 600 pages deep when I last looked at it.

There is a SICK!!! outboard tunnel racing NJBA in Bakersfield.

I think an outboard show and tell page here would be bitchen, if there isn't already.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 05:19:56 AM »
Outboard Church looked like they had a lot of fun.  Their thread was around 600 pages deep when I last looked at it.

There is a SICK!!! outboard tunnel racing NJBA in Bakersfield.

I think an outboard show and tell page here would be bitchen, if there isn't already.
I agree. I dont know much about them or v-drives for that matter but I always enjoy reading about stuff I dont know about trying to learn more about it

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2020, 02:39:13 PM »
I went to the performance regatta last year , 1 of 2 v-drives lol . Had a blast and met a bunch of cool ppl .will be there again hopefully lol and fingers crossed my buddy will have his boat back together to have some fun


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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 12:23:22 PM »
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 03:53:13 AM »
I went to 2 events with a v-drive, always a good time, and good people.


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