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« on: February 23, 2016, 02:04:30 PM »
Looking at getting my first float. Growing up dad had a hallett (yellow&white)fully restored so now it's my turn. Looking at getting a '79 sleekcraft tunnel hull(all white) w/ 512 stroker. Haven't seen seen a lot of the sleekcraft's. Is this a sign that they were not that great or is it that anyone that got one kept it till the pump fell off. He's/she's asking 10k obo. Am I dumb for even considering it? Anything is helpful.


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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 02:52:34 PM »
Welcome to the socal chaos! Im sure they're more than a few people here that can give some info about sleekcrafts, but ultimately its gonna come down to what you want, are you wanting a tunnel, are you looking for a cruiser or go fast boat, and how much your willing to spend? If your feeling sketchy and unsure about a hull, do yourself a favor and don't buy it. Research, look over, and test drive before you buy.
Not sure if this was the info you were looking for, but hope it helps.


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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 03:09:26 PM »
Thanks, yea this is my research part because I have not seen any of this model to compare to. So just wondering if it's worth close to asking price. Opinion on v-hulls. I have 10k looking for a fun fast boat that can hold acouple friends haha if that narrows it down.


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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 04:45:57 PM »
I got a sleek craft SST tunnel couldn't tell you how it rides still putting it together.  Common problem with them is the through hull motor mount bolts. And the floor and transom rotting. Mine was all original wood minus the transom someone had replaced but never floated the boat again. Hulls a 1980 couldn't tell you how long it's been since it last floated. Other than that there really isn't much wood in the hull to begin with. Floor one stringer under the floor that mostly seems like a floor support thing. And the transom. From what I have researched and read the hull will ride nice and will be stable. The hull was the first jet boat to break 100 mph with a naturally aspirated engine. The seating area is small like knees in your chest back seat. Really cool looking boat. Wish mine was all white could paint it up real nice. Mine is yellow. Not the best paint scheme but still in good enough shape to look good at a distance.


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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 05:11:14 PM »
Beauty isn't created over night. Lol. Well now I really know what areas to look at if I decide to check it out. I was watching some videos it looks like it has trouble at cruzing speed with bouncing.. Is under the bow all storage?


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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 05:29:25 PM »
There are a lot of good deals out there right now for what you're looking for. $10k is a lot to spend on something you'll still have to dump money into. I found my old Eliminator bubble deck for $2k.. First pic is just before I sold it, second one is how I found it.


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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 05:35:12 PM »
Here are a few things out there right now.

21' Placecraft Custom JET boat w/CORVETTE motor ZERO HRS - 9,000 Firm $9000
http://mohave.craigslist.org/boa/5387469893.html

Carrera Elite $7500
http://mohave.craigslist.org/boa/5457376782.html

Bahner jet boat 454 $3200
http://yuma.craigslist.org/boa/5448753702.html

87 nordic jet boat $3500
http://mohave.craigslist.org/boa/5432166232.html


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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 05:47:57 PM »
Yah it's all empty carpeted storage under the bow. And I think for 10k you shouldn't have to be doing any fiberglass work. I paid $1,000 for mine on a crappy single axle trailer berkley jet pump Gleenwood four point mount. Couple other parts. No motor.


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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 07:14:51 PM »
the 87 nordic says it's been capped , what exactly does that mean??

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 07:30:33 PM »
That nordic is sweet. I would totally drop my power plant into that sweet hull.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2016, 07:44:20 PM »
I never said it was going to need work? It would just be an area I would look at closely to see if there was going to be an issue in the future. Yea those are all nice but I'm north of Fresno like 2hrs.


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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 07:47:51 PM »
I never said it was going to need work? It would just be an area I would look at closely to see if there was going to be an issue in the future. Yea those are all nice but I'm north of Fresno like 2hrs.


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North of fresno? Where?
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2016, 07:50:38 PM »
Atwater.


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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2016, 09:11:43 PM »
the 87 nordic says it's been capped , what exactly does that mean??

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Capped means the rub rail is removed and the seam between the deck and hull has been filled.

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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2016, 09:12:13 PM »
Use your $10k as a down payment and get that 2012 CP 19' advertised on this site. 15 years of payments will be worth the smile you'll have flying down the river 😆. There was also another older Performance Jet Boat  (79' ?) on here claiming to be the first one produced for a good price.

For $10k you can find a lot that's really clean and shouldn't take much work. I'm biased on Rogers because that's the boat I was raised on-and currently restoring. They ride really nice and handle power well, most of the hulls come capped and they have a good history. 



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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2016, 09:21:18 PM »
Might I ask why a tunnel?

Not trying to talk you out of it,   I love tunnel hulls,  but they're not for everyone.

A tunnel bottom needs speed to work, they plane at higher speeds.  They also typically sit lower in the water at rest,  the floor is really high making limited freeboard (can be an issue with small kids) among other small issues over a vee bottom.

$10k for me means turn key (or damn close to it).

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2016, 10:09:14 PM »

Might I ask why a tunnel?

Not trying to talk you out of it,   I love tunnel hulls,  but they're not for everyone.

A tunnel bottom needs speed to work, they plane at higher speeds.  They also typically sit lower in the water at rest,  the floor is really high making limited freeboard (can be an issue with small kids) among other small issues over a vee bottom.

$10k for me means turn key (or damn close to it).

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No that's why I asked for the input. I'm all for taking advice on something new to me.

Yea I was watching some videos and it seems at cruzing it bounces but high speed it's straight. Not really set on the the tunnel. I like the look of sitting low at rest. And the kid issue is no problem. Don't have any for now. I'm wanting a boat with alittle room, sits lower, handles nice and is some what fast lol. Is that the impossible. And yea it's turn key no work need that I know of


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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2016, 10:18:06 PM »
No that's why I asked for the input. I'm all for taking advice on something new to me.

Yea I was watching some videos and it seems at cruzing it bounces but high speed it's straight. Not really set on the the tunnel. I like the look of sitting low at rest. And the kid issue is no problem. Don't have any for now. I'm wanting a boat with alittle room, sits lower, handles nice and is some what fast lol. Is that the impossible. And yea it's turn key no work need that I know of


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If you want room,  a tunnel is out.  JMHO.

And what's fast? 70, or 100?

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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2016, 10:57:28 PM »
No that's why I asked for the input. I'm all for taking advice on somsething new to me.

Yea I was watching some videos and it seems at cruzing it bounces but high speed it's straight. Not really set on the the tunnel. I like the look of sitting low at rest. And the kid issue is no problem. Don't have any for now. I'm wanting a boat with alittle room, sits lower, handles nice and is some what fast lol. Is that the impossible. And yea it's turn key no work need that I know of


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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2016, 11:35:55 PM »

If you want room,  a tunnel is out.  JMHO.

And what's fast? 70, or 100?

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It does have to be spacious just enough to get to the spot or a short cruz.

I'm wanting to do 80-90


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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2016, 11:36:31 PM »

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Not familiar with that one??


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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2016, 03:14:50 AM »
Buy the tunnel hullO0

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2016, 05:53:11 AM »
Not familiar with that one??


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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2016, 06:32:10 AM »
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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2016, 08:08:22 AM »
That'll make a great float there.  Nice call FordLover. Lov`n those headers my self!
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