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Danger731

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Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« on: July 16, 2009, 10:12:30 am »
I just bought a 76 Sleekcraft with a ford 460, Jaccuzi Jet. Nice shape. My future expensive mod is a heat exchanger, I want to put this in the bay since the bay is closer to me than the lakes and rivers.
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elevatorman

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 10:35:17 am »
 :o  put dd40 on the moter and jet parts keep from bein eaten by the salt water ok watchin out
  thats it  good luck  :o
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Danger731

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 10:50:33 am »
yeah, I will thanks, I jus want to get it out on the water, then I'll flush with salt away or whatever it is then work on that heat exchanger.
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IRRebel

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 05:00:49 pm »
Pics?!? We LIKE Pics! The nastier the better! (Well not really, well...sometimes!) Could it be another 18' Sleek in the group? If they were all painted by Old McDonald, we'd have as many of those as there are brown and Beige Carribeans on here!

Oh And welcome. We wanna see it tho!

Dunno if I'd run my boat in salt water myself though. Friend of a friend offered free time on Firebird Lake here in Chandler and I passed.

Ray
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Danger731

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 04:48:22 am »
Sorry for the delay, it is a 23 footer, Executive
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monster

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 03:41:49 pm »
welcome and post some pics..... ;D ;D ;D
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Danger731

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2009, 12:10:53 pm »
I would but my password to my picture share no workie, I'll have to get a new one.
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GlassCutter

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 02:53:56 pm »
Uh oh guys   :o      Another big ass jet boat with a sleeper.     If Danger Dan tells me that his boat has Oldsmobile power,  I'm gonna buy him some beers.   It was getting pretty lonely around here.   On the other hand, it does seem as if the guys with the Oldsmobiles always have shit that runs.  I'm just sayin' . . .
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IRRebel

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2009, 03:03:00 pm »
You have a point, lol

Ray
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76NORDIC

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 04:31:42 pm »
Uh oh guys   :o      Another big ass jet boat with a sleeper.     If Danger Dan tells me that his boat has Oldsmobile power,  I'm gonna buy him some beers.   It was getting pretty lonely around here.   On the other hand, it does seem as if the guys with the Oldsmobiles always have shit that runs.  I'm just sayin' . . .
   OK GC, watch it now ;) I happen to have a FORD that runs and starts EVERY time ;D ;D
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IRRebel

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 04:39:45 pm »
I think John's point was the BIG boat part. As well as the Olds, but yeah, I get his point, there's prolly 25 threads each for every chebbie and ferd problem for every 1 Olds problem. Point made and VERY well! I guess we need to keep teachers around awhile longer, lol

I COULD claim the same thing about dependability, until the battery incidents at Big River, lol :mad:

Ray
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76NORDIC

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2009, 04:42:51 pm »
The thing is also Ray, how many chebbies and ferds out there compared to the olds ??? ;D ;D
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enginedoctor

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2009, 05:29:49 pm »
Welcome ALL NEWBIES!  This is a great site with alot of nice people...Enjoy  ;D

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IRRebel

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2009, 07:08:20 pm »
The thing is also Ray, how many chebbies and ferds out there compared to the olds ??? ;D ;D

Yeah, and I understand that, and kinda factored that in before my response, but really, and Brad or his crew would be the guys to ask, I honestly beleive, overall, the most common single comment when anyone posts about their Olds is, "It's only an Olds" or " What can I expect/or do to the olds to make it run better". That's where we all chime in, me included, basically declaring the Olds dead, upgrade to sumpin else because of the 'oiling issues at sustained high RPM".

Along the same thought though, I have only ever bought 1 running boat, (out of like 8) this one with a 460 Ford, yes, and you all know what happened to that one. Wasn't an engine deal, I get that. The others have all had either no engine or blown up engines orsome combination of the two. All Chebbies and Ferds. One of the most common things I've noticed with the new guys I see posting on here bought, or have, running boats with OLDS engines in them. Does anyone know when they STOPPED making the 455 olds? Wasn't it like 1978? Rarely do you see anyone else posting about buying a running Ford or Chevy for near the price they're getting the Olds boats for. And these boats have been running forever!

So Logic and deductive reasoning would say the Olds is MORE than viable as a boat engine, really. Just don't hot rod it too much, which, fortunately, Olds performance parts are harder to find and expensive, which also might play into this debate.

I think we all underestimate the Olds engine because we try and hot rod to the max whatever we can, and it doesn't lend itself easily to that sort of behaviour. But as far as a reliable OEM platform? From what I've seen in my few months on this site, it's second to NONE in durability and RELIABILITY in it's stock, or slightly warmed over form in a marine application.

The laws of averages and assumption do apply, and since there were FAR more Chebbies and Ferds tossed into these boats in the 70's and 80's, they'd be more proliferant. Being that the Olds is kinda the odd man out, I find it simply amazing , and testifying, so many running examples are finding their way on here with the Newbies.

The Olds is obviously due more credit than any of us is giving it!

Just my .02

Ray

Thread jack over! Again, Welcome! We all need a sleepover boat, More of them if you ask me so we don't need motel rooms for these little gatherings, lol (Thought about renting a houseboat for the next Mead gathering so we could all just tie up and party there!)
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Danger731

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2009, 04:06:28 am »
finally pics, I changed the look of the bow





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povertyjet

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Re: Hello everyone, newbie to boats
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2009, 06:26:10 am »
Nice boat Danger...putting it in at the bay sounds fun too!

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