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Projects / Re: New to site 76 brendella project
« on: April 22, 2015, 07:03:54 PM »
For what it's worth, I also had an early Brendella (78) and the HIN didn't line up with Brendella either.  I also had a clear title.  There were a number of people (not here) that suggested it wasn't a Brendella or that it was stolen.  The HIN suggested something like Glass Performance sumthin or other    It wasn't till a year later or so that I came across another guy with a Brendella and it was 100% spitting image of my boat.    Guess what, it's HIN was also a Glass Performance hull too even though it was a Brendella.   The story I was told was that there were a number of people laying up hulls back in this period of time and manufacturers would hire them to build the hulls.     Don't know if that's the truth but I will say, when we're dealing with these old hulls, it's hard to say what the whole history is.   I do know that a friend just bought a brand new hull and it also was laid up by someone else.   

I recall seeing a Brendella with a bottom like yours and am confident that it's a real Brendella too.     Have fun and good luck with it.  Should be a great boat......john

Projects / Re: Eliminator/Daytona project
« on: November 09, 2014, 06:13:45 AM »
your a cool dad want to adopt me as your red headed step child lol

Hah!   I've got you fooled!      Sure, I'll adopt you.   With Ian away, I need somebody so I can get back to sitting around and drinking beer while somebody else works...... ;)

Projects / Re: Eliminator/Daytona project
« on: November 08, 2014, 06:39:52 PM »

Projects / Re: Eliminator/Daytona project
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:50:36 PM »
Well, we played with it a bit this last year and had some great times till I kicked a headgasket.  My bad.  Got a little greedy with boost and timing.    Soooo, it's tore down and is going to be a bit different this next year.      8)

Boat Racing / Re: Lucas Oil NAPA World Finals
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:42:12 PM »
What a fantastic time and to watch Jake and the 177 team work was really special.   Thanks again for the hospitality Jake and congrats again.

PS.... dug seeing SCJB represented so well.    :thumbup:

Projects / Re: Eliminator/Daytona project
« on: June 23, 2014, 05:24:20 PM »
Thanks Aaron.   It was a fantastic time on the water with very few other boats.   Good times

Projects / Re: Eliminator/Daytona project
« on: June 22, 2014, 07:20:19 PM »
The old girl still impresses me on how well it runs and rides.   Fun little run for the first time this year and the start of summer in the NW.

Hulls / Re: Different material options for replacing the stringers.
« on: May 24, 2014, 06:43:04 AM »
X2 on what Jake did other than I did something a bit different in I used epoxy resin and made a thick paste of West Systems epoxy resin and 404 high density filler.   Put that down and then set the stringers in place doing exactly what Jake described.   The excess paste squeezed out enough to make a nice smooth curved transition.   When that was fully cured, you could hit it with a hammer or walk on top of the stringers and they didn't budge.    We then layed the glass over the top of the stringers fully encapsulating them and further bonding to the rest of the boat.   

Trailers / Re: Folding coupler or tongue
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:01:51 AM »
We just cut mine off and welded up a Curt receiver tube in. We then used some steel plate to box it all in.    Makes it so nice.  I can remove the tougue completely or just slide it in and have a ton of room.   Slide the insert in and the ball coupler is in the exact same position it was from the manufacturer.

Ended up finding that Summit had the cheapest prices on the Curt Reciever.    Half the price of the "trailer" places.....   

Boat Showcase / Re: My 21 Daytona
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:15:05 PM »
Wow!  Congrats on the sale and purchase :thumbup:   

This remains one of my favorites.  The color and interior are beautiful.       I'll also echo what the others have said, we need a picture/poster of all that money on the deck of that beautiful boat...   

Mini Jets / Re: 8ft mini jet boat
« on: November 27, 2013, 06:55:12 AM »
I can vouch for this boat.   It is really cool.  We had some fun racing each other. 

Boat Racing / Re: So You Want To Go Drag Boat Racing?
« on: November 22, 2013, 05:28:44 AM »
It's the best time jonh. Plus you have Austin and Darin and the rest of the white flag guys to help you. meeting those two and picking there brains was one of the best parts of World Finals for me.

Hah!   That bunch of riffraff would sabotage me just for laughs........    ;)

Boat Racing / Re: So You Want To Go Drag Boat Racing?
« on: November 21, 2013, 04:53:43 AM »
Great post Jake.   Ian and I have been kicking around taking mine out and running River Racer too.   You can't beat the opportunity to test your boat and setup and get some fantastic advice from others and do it under extremely safe conditions.   

Plus, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun..........................john

Projects / Re: Sanger circle boat
« on: November 19, 2013, 05:00:28 AM »
I'm confused haha nothing new! Are you rebuilding the UFO?

Sent from my iPhone using SoCalJetBoats

Sorry, yes.....  we've begun rebuilding it.  Floors are first

Projects / Re: Sanger circle boat
« on: November 17, 2013, 07:54:58 AM »
The rebuild/insanity has begun.  :screwy:

Updates soon. 

Projects / Re: 76 Sanger project
« on: November 17, 2013, 07:51:49 AM »
Was the foam under the deck wet?   There's similar foam under the deck of ours

Projects / Re: 1975 DiMarco Circle Boat Project "SoCalJetBoats Exclusive"
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:25:51 AM »
Damn Jake.  You know I love ya but I gotta say, you suck!   

What a screaming good deal.    Can't wait to see what you do with this.   Keep the updates coming.......john

 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

The No Wake Zone / Re: any 'secret tips' for polishing an aluminum intake??
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:18:58 AM »
tools used??

Not difficult but it does take time and work.

What I use is
Right angle die grinder
Scotch brite wheels for above in red, green and blue grits
Some 600, 1000 and 1500 wet and dry sandpaper
Cheapo Harbor Freight buffer
Cheap Harbor Freight buffing wheels and compound
One good chair that is comfortable for you to be in for a number of hours
Some beer cuz you get thirsty

And Ian to do the work while I sit in the chair and drink beer as I "supervise" Ian....   :beer:

You can get it really close with just the scotchbrite pads on the die grinder and wet sanding.   The buffing then goes really quick.

Projects / Re: 76 Sanger project
« on: November 13, 2013, 06:00:26 AM »
Great looking boat!   :thumbup:

I'm gonna be watching this thread like a hawk.   Good luck and keep the updates coming..................... john

Projects / Re: Eliminator/Daytona project
« on: August 13, 2013, 10:00:03 PM »
I'm so glad it went to a good home.  Looks great old man.  ;D 
  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Thanks so very much Jeff'r.   I really appreciate you trusting us with this boat.   I couldnt be happier with how it turned out and most importantly how Ian took the lead on so much of it   Made this old man proud

Projects / Re: Eliminator/Daytona project
« on: July 29, 2013, 05:18:02 AM »
After setting our sights on being at the big hotboat show in Bremerton on Saturday, we thrashed non stop from Wednesday night and finished it Saturday morning at 9 am.   We were in the water by 10 am and other than a leaking rubrail (that in the thrash we forgot to seal as we were installing it) it performed flawlessly.   

Sure is nice to be coming to an end on this project....................   till the next change

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Thruhull exhaust hose
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:22:05 AM »
More and more of us up here are going with some stainless tubing with a couple of silicone couplers on each end.   Another option for you

Interior / Re: Carpet glue?
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:17:29 AM »
Can I offer a suggestion and recommend that use minimal amount of glue.   Carpet doesnt last for ever and sh!t happens where you might want to pull the carpet up and replace it.    A little glue dabbed in a few spots makes is much easier and still hold the carpet down.   

The No Wake Zone / Re: What insurance are you guys using ?
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:06:49 AM »
The only one that I have found that "might" cover me is thru Wozencraft.   The estimated is $1500 or a touch more a year.   That hurts when we often only boat a handful of weekends due to our weather......

Projects / Re: 79 Anthony
« on: June 02, 2013, 06:29:17 AM »
Congrats Tony!   Looks fantastic.   A ton of work but I'm certain it's now all worth it. 

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