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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2016, 09:28:51 AM »

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/5448170205.html

Check this one out. Super clean
Yes it's a beautiful boat! Not crazy about yellow but it is my second option. Or this one just looking for more motor


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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2016, 09:38:07 AM »
Nice boat and it is Ford which is the best. But I would wait for something where you dont have to dump money into it. Be picky. 10k will get you a sweet boat
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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2016, 09:39:49 AM »
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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80-90?

You do know how fast that is right?

You need a tunnel or a winger.

85mph is about the fastest I recommend in a family style vee bottom.

JMHO

Your going to spend more than $10k.

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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2016, 10:00:12 AM »
80-90?

You do know how fast that is right?

You need a tunnel or a winger.

85mph is about the fastest I recommend in a family style vee bottom.

JMHO

Your going to spend more than $10k.

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I just want to do 80, Glenn!!! 80!!!  Can I do it??? Say I can!!! Lie to me!
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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2016, 11:11:35 AM »

80-90?

You do know how fast that is right?

You need a tunnel or a winger.

85mph is about the fastest I recommend in a family style vee bottom.

JMHO

Your going to spend more than $10k.

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« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2016, 11:23:39 AM »

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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I don't want to sound like an ass, but have you ever driven a boat 70+?

Tunnels drive a lot different than flats or semi vees, what have you driven before?

It might help you to make the decision. I spend a summer driving everything I could get my hands on before my first purchase, and even then wasn't enough...
10k is a good amount to spend on boat, however 75+ gets real expensive and real quick.
My two cents would be to step into in, don't go for the gusto with the first swing.


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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2016, 12:42:55 PM »
Ill third that what does 80-90 feel like.

My boat does 70@ WOT on motor, and 85 on the juice. I have a Rogers. It feels very stable to me, but i know the boat. I let my dad drive it this weekend (hes only driven a prop boat) and he said it felt like its skating.

For me, its stable. But shit happens fast when you are going that fast. If i had a winger or a tunnel i would feel much safer.

This weekend, at the end of a nitrous run this last weekend i had just lifted off the button and was about to let off the throttle and fell into a hole i didnt see

Clenched my asscheeks on that one. I got some pretty good spray over the bow and was a real awakening for me.

I ordered a kill switch with lanyard today, and will be ordering a lifeline shortly.

Just keep in mind, shit changes fast on water. And you are never 100% in control of the situation
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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2016, 01:57:48 PM »
I just want to do 80, Glenn!!! 80!!!  Can I do it??? Say I can!!! Lie to me!

You can do 80 Broseph. Just throw the GPS on the front seat when towing to the lake.

I have total confidence in you. You got this.

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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2016, 01:59:40 PM »

I don't want to sound like an ass, but have you ever driven a boat 70+?

Tunnels drive a lot different than flats or semi vees, what have you driven before?

It might help you to make the decision. I spend a summer driving everything I could get my hands on before my first purchase, and even then wasn't enough...
10k is a good amount to spend on boat, however 75+ gets real expensive and real quick.
My two cents would be to step into in, don't go for the gusto with the first swing.


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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2016, 02:06:25 PM »
You can do 80 Broseph. Just throw the GPS on the front seat when towing to the lake.

I have total confidence in you. You got this.

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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2016, 02:30:47 PM »
That's the only way mine will do 80! ;)
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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2016, 02:40:34 PM »
That's the only way mine will do 80! ;)

IDK about that.

Waterfalls come to mind.

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« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2016, 02:49:15 PM »
Down river maybe? That's worth a couple miles an hour!
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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2016, 05:45:07 PM »

Ill third that what does 80-90 feel like.

My boat does 70@ WOT on motor, and 85 on the juice. I have a Rogers. It feels very stable to me, but i know the boat. I let my dad drive it this weekend (hes only driven a prop boat) and he said it felt like its skating.

For me, its stable. But shit happens fast when you are going that fast. If i had a winger or a tunnel i would feel much safer.

This weekend, at the end of a nitrous run this last weekend i had just lifted off the button and was about to let off the throttle and fell into a hole i didnt see

Clenched my asscheeks on that one. I got some pretty good spray over the bow and was a real awakening for me.

I ordered a kill switch with lanyard today, and will be ordering a lifeline shortly.

Just keep in mind, shit changes fast on water. And you are never 100% in control of the situation


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« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2016, 05:50:53 PM »
I am betting dipped his nose down into a big wake goin a lil faster than he wanted and water came right over the top. I could be wrong but it happened to me a couple times.
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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2016, 05:51:02 PM »
Best way I could think to describe it.

Kinda like a witch eye in the dunes.

Came off the top of a wake or roller And the bow fell down into the low area between it and the next roller.  I didn't know how else to explain it that that.

It was made worse since I was shutting down at the time too
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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2016, 07:45:12 PM »
Best way I could think to describe it.

Kinda like a witch eye in the dunes.

Came off the top of a wake or roller And the bow fell down into the low area between it and the next roller.  I didn't know how else to explain it that that.

It was made worse since I was shutting down at the time too

Hey Steve,

Do you think that it had anything to do with the deep entry keel on your hull?

I don't know, but have read that the deep keel could cause some handling issues at speed.  ???

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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2016, 08:01:20 PM »
Hey Steve,

Do you think that it had anything to do with the deep entry keel on your hull?

I don't know, but have read that the deep keel could cause some handling issues at speed.  ???

I don't. I think its because I was on shutdown.

I've gone over some large rollers while on the throttle hard and it was fine
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« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2016, 08:26:06 AM »
Thanks for the clarification, that's what I was thinking.


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« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2016, 12:02:47 AM »
From a SST owner buy the tunnel hull I have a 502 in mine and I do 80-85 it's worth it I didn't pay 10k but mine has a couple of little issues but nothing that can't be fixed and mine was a turn key boat but the floor on mine was well taken care of my motor bolts through the floor and it does leak a little but it can be fixed so talk the tunnel hull down as low as you can I think you will be very happy with it and mine is a 79


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« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2016, 07:58:35 PM »

From a SST owner buy the tunnel hull I have a 502 in mine and I do 80-85 it's worth it I didn't pay 10k but mine has a couple of little issues but nothing that can't be fixed and mine was a turn key boat but the floor on mine was well taken care of my motor bolts through the floor and it does leak a little but it can be fixed so talk the tunnel hull down as low as you can I think you will be very happy with it and mine is a 79


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« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2016, 08:50:00 PM »
Yeah it does that


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« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2016, 09:50:35 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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Have you considered a Miller? Roomy, sit low, handles well, built solid, and can be fast.

All the things you seem to be looking for can be had in a V-bottom.  A V-bottom can do above 90, but it would be safer in a tunnel or gullwing.
The more popular models, Rogers, Bahner, Miller, are usually faster with less power and handle better than Challenger, Tahiti, or Kona etc. Not to say that those hulls can't be good boats. I have a Tahiti and it has been a good boat.

Buying parts and having work done will cost more money to do than buying a boat with it already done.
You have a good budget to get a good turn-key boat.

If you can get a motor, this is a real good deal:
http://www.socaljetboats.com/project-boats/1981-crusader-jet-boat-25463/msg299936/?topicseen;PHPSESSID=d6edvlunhvmcfno5fm7p1ficq3#new

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« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2016, 04:36:47 AM »

Have you considered a Miller? Roomy, sit low, handles well, built solid, and can be fast.

All the things you seem to be looking for can be had in a V-bottom.  A V-bottom can do above 90, but it would be safer in a tunnel or gullwing.
The more popular models, Rogers, Bahner, Miller, are usually faster with less power and handle better than Challenger, Tahiti, or Kona etc. Not to say that those hulls can't be good boats. I have a Tahiti and it has been a good boat.

Buying parts and having work done will cost more money to do than buying a boat with it already done.
You have a good budget to get a good turn-key boat.

If you can get a motor, this is a real good deal:
http://www.socaljetboats.com/project-boats/1981-crusader-jet-boat-25463/msg299936/?topicseen;PHPSESSID=d6edvlunhvmcfno5fm7p1ficq3#new

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« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2016, 10:55:57 AM »
Here's a bitchin boat
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/boa/5468409508.html



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« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2016, 11:47:42 AM »

Here's a bitchin boat
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/boa/5468409508.html



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WOW! That is badass! Thanks!


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« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2016, 12:36:35 PM »

WOW! That is badass! Thanks!


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« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2016, 09:24:29 PM »
Well out here still looking for a boat. Came across a 1990 commander was wondering if anyone could give an opinion. Anyone that knows some tricks or secrets. Asking 5k seems pretty fair priced. Trailer needs work for sure. Down side hole in front on intake gasket I think there was a small knock and the timing was way off. Oh and the upholstery will need replacing soon.


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« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2016, 10:26:46 PM »
I'd say stay away from that one, if you're not concerned with being on the water right away then give it some time, 5 grand can get you a clean reliable turn key boat in a few months. Don't take that the wrong way, that could be a clean boat, "could" being the key word. If there's a knock and it needs upholstery you could find yourself spending double getting it to where you want.


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