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  • wardjr's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 08:13 PM
    wardjr replied to a thread Still Porposing in VJB Rooster Tails
    You mean like this? https://youtu.be/wDn_-LkDVRY Sorry, couldn't help myself
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  • dave flynn's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 07:14 PM
    Thanks so much I will check into the manual trim tabs. I just want to roost with little porpoise as possible.As of now it would toss someone out of boat if I stay on hot foot. And believe me not much over stock but runs great sounds great Just want to get rid of porpoise and shoot roost.
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  • johnf's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 06:10 PM
    yeah, what Boat???? LOL
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  • AG6's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 06:04 PM
    AG6 replied to a thread Still Porposing in VJB Rooster Tails
    Dave, Most ride plates are adjustable at the mount below the bowl. If yours is a fixed mount not to worry you can place a small stack of washers between the ride plate and the mount until you lower the angle of the ride plate to creat enought tail drag to correct the proposing. You may at some point find that's why they sell these with turnbuckle adjusted ride plates. Every single hull is unique to how it reacts to the water.
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  • wardjr's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 05:49 PM
    wardjr replied to a thread Still Porposing in VJB Rooster Tails
    And yes some play in your PD is normal and in no way is causing your problems. When the water is pumping your PD is most certainly being forced one way or the other but it's not flopping up and down.
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  • wardjr's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 05:46 PM
    wardjr replied to a thread Still Porposing in VJB Rooster Tails
    Porpoising will be caused mostly from some bow (amongst other things) in your hull not hook. If your boat had a hook in the hull she'd ride nose low and plow through the water. Seems as though some trim tabs may be in your future. Don't panic as thes can be fairly cheap and small. I have 2 jet boats one with a fairly (now mostly fixed) hook in her ass. No trim tabs a place diverted and no matter what you do it never porpoises. The other has some bow in the ass and manual trim tabs plus ride plate mostly fixed the porpoising unless she's heavy in the rear. (Are we still talking about boats)
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  • dave flynn's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 05:26 PM
    Rebuilt drive with great help from Rick at CP. Changed from JC with jetovater to current set up. Definitely feel more thrust getting out of hole. But still porpuses the same. Roost looks a bit better with diverter but hard to tell cannot keep nossle up long enough and still stay in the boat. In driveway when diverter is down I can grab with hand and is snug, When I Click Notches upward I can Move diverter up and down By hand .375 Inch easy. Is that normal and will that affect porpusing. I am taking it in at end of season to have bottom gone through to look for hook. Please with any suggestions. Thanks. I am not ever going to give up. It will get right with all your help 20 ft sleek 460 appox. 400HP
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  • dave flynn's Avatar
    07-25-2017, 05:05 PM
    Rebuilt drive with great help from Rick at CP. Changed from JC with jetovater to current set up. Definitely feel more thrust getting out of hole. But still porpuses the same. Roost looks a bit better with diverter but hard to tell cannot keep nossle up long enough and still stay in the boat. In driveway when diverter is down I can grab with hand and is snug, When I Click Notches upward I can Move diverter up and down By hand .375 Inch easy. Is that normal and will that affect porpusing. I am taking it in at end of season to have bottom gone through to look for hook. Please with any suggestions. Thanks. I am not ever going to give up. It will get right with all your help 20 ft sleek 460 appox. 400HP When riding wet with down wedge no porpose. The further bring nozzle up more and more porpose. When I ran no wedge It did porpose with nozzle down until I adjusted cable so no slop when you grab diverter. Like I said when you click nozzle upward there is up and down slop in diverter
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  • Wyoming jet boater's Avatar
    07-24-2017, 08:41 PM
    Carson,Nick, Me and the little Tahiti will be their. For 3 days or so
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  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    07-24-2017, 11:53 AM
    Which boat are you bringing Deb? Cant wait to see yall as well!!!
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  • White Lightning's Avatar
    07-24-2017, 06:14 AM
    Not necessarily a bearing problem, if everything is ok bushing wise in the jet and OK u-joint wise on the shaft everything will be tight anyway. You'd have to disconnect the cardan joint (u-joint) from the engine in order to see what is happening bushing wise in the jet. Rob
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  • 78_Tahiti Girl's Avatar
    07-23-2017, 03:58 PM
    We will be there Thursday-Monday With Boat! Can't wait to see everyone...
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  • AG6's Avatar
    07-22-2017, 12:30 PM
    I just got the flooring back in the Biesemeyer, now I need to do wiring. UGH!!! Not sure if the boat will be there this year, I am going to do everything to make it at least for a day or so. I'm hoping the boat will be ready. All my family courts (or lack there of) issues set me waaaay back financially. So I'm on a skinny budget. A friend said to setup a go find me account! I laughed, then almost cried. I don't think it's appropriate to use 'gofundme' to pay for a weekend of fun!! If I can make it with out my boat I'm hoping to catch a ride or 3 from all you brothers?? We' see how things go in September. check out my link and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKns6mv92psYkaz7IVTXyRQ
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  • AG6's Avatar
    07-22-2017, 12:13 PM
    I'd love to do a get together and go up to see some white water river racing or even Sprint boat races. It's super popular in Australia, was somewhat here but Lucas oil stop carrying the series. 650 Hp + in a 14 ft aluminum race hull with a 3 or 4 stage Hamilton jet...screams FUN!!! If anyone is up for something like this, pls let me know? I know some of the season is short but definitely a fun time.
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  • HydroHaulic's Avatar
    07-20-2017, 12:24 PM
    thanks Rob.. i have done so... no rock, feels more like frozen in there... adding to my theory the bearing grenaded and packed up? been looking for a service company in FL.. not found yet... i have insurance and hope they will pay to repair...
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  • 76 marlin dolphin's Avatar
    07-20-2017, 09:17 AM
    It was kind of crazy on the low tide run . I had to keep it on a high speed plane ,or I was going to be on the bottom stuck. Sucked some serious sand & gravel through the pump . It was the most fun I ever had in a jet boat. Like a sprint boat corse with rocks and gravel . Engine at 5000 rpm , power sliding over gravel bars . :drv:
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  • White Lightning's Avatar
    07-20-2017, 07:25 AM
    Don't they make rocker stud girdles for those heads? Rob
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  • White Lightning's Avatar
    07-20-2017, 07:20 AM
    :rockwoot: Rob
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  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    07-19-2017, 09:34 PM
    Amen Timmy. Amen.....Thank the good Lord for a big block Ford
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  • White Lightning's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 08:41 PM
    Pull the inspection cover off of the jet and give the impellor a wiggle and listen..... Rob
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  • CV-21's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 03:47 PM
    The motor is going back together , the only parts that are original are the block and crank . I guess a mild freshin up went out the window .
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  • Timmy's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 02:20 PM
    they do make alot of marine parts for the sbc and bbc. but i am a ford guy at heart, and you can't beat how much you C.I. you can get out of a 460........THERE'S NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT!:rockwoot:
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  • AG6's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 12:52 PM
    Well, for what its worth I myself would go with a SCB, and a 383 HO Stroker kit. Pound for pound, you cannot beat it. I have had 2. Both were 440 Hp 450 ft lbs torque. Single High rise Dual plane and a 800 CFM w/mechanical secondaries. I never had an issue with overheating or milkshakes bottom end. I did put a Crane cams Mutha Thumper in one, but it did not like it at all. Used the same cams in both. What I am saying is you can get a lot of Hp out those SBC if you do it correctly and do not cheap out in the build. The added weight of BBF or BBC isnt my deal. And if you want to really go big, you can also Slap on a 6/71 or 8-71 blower, and still squeez it out without scattering the thing in the lake or taking out a second on the house. Just my .02 cents. Dean.
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  • HydroHaulic's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 10:08 AM
    thanks guys... i still have not investigated... been moving and just pissed off over it i will pull the filter first... sure hope it is not the engine thanks again!
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  • 429CV23's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 10:02 AM
    Finally got the 429CJ/SCJ/Marine intake steel abraded so it's ready for powdercoating. Looks like brand new! Will be dropped off Monday and will be Super Chrome with a satin clear. Should match the other parts I've had PC'd and the fabbed aluminum tall valve covers. Hoping she runs even better with the smaller intake runners compared to the monsters in the Stealth 8021.
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