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  • HanlonsRazor's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:27 PM
    If some one would look at these pics and let me know if anything looks way wrong I would appreciate it .
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  • T8er S.'s Avatar
    08-19-2017, 03:41 PM
    Yes, that is a good price on that (if in good shape) lot more bang for the buck on that. :rooster:
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  • HanlonsRazor's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 03:08 PM
    Thanks for the reply T8er, and good to know that boat is a little over priced. Have you ever heard of a Youngblood tx20? It's a kind of a pickle fork. Ive never heard of them but a guy has one up for sale for 9k
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  • T8er S.'s Avatar
    08-19-2017, 02:06 PM
    Welcome aboard, as far as small blocks in jet boats there are some out there. There's a saying, "There's no replacement for displacement. I personally like the Taylors but they are limited as far as speed goes(70ish max). The one you're looking at is nice the cover over the pump is a swim step. For $10,000 you can get into a faster hull that Taylor might bring $5000 but I see a pretty big scuff on the right rear corner. In the end it's all about what you like and what you're willing to pay. The Ford guys love the 460. :Chevy_anim:
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  • HanlonsRazor's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 12:25 PM
    Wanted to say hello to everyone on the forums. I am completely new to Jet boats, as in i know nothing about the hulls or pumps or engines (other than most seam to be big block powered). As to what made me come here i currently have an i/o (88 glastron gx195) i had always wanted a nice v8 boat and thought having an i/o would be fun. Well half a skeg and 2 props later....plus gimbal bearings and u joints, i have come to the conclusion that i/o's are not what i thought they would be. I managed to damage a prop just sitting at the boat ramp i put in because there was a rock that i did not know was under my boat so when i put it in to reverse i shelled a 21p prop thank god it was aluminum and not SS. ( i boat on the mississippi water is horrible to see through) So after these problems and helping a friend of mine off of a wing dam and seeing how much it cost him to replace his bravo drive i have decided that maybe a jet boat would be a nice way to go, right away i found pics of old vintage boats like the Tahiti and the Hawaiian and Taylors, and also some of the Glastrons. I should point out that i'm not new to the river i've been riding big river tows for the last decade of my life and i am famililar with my section of the river which is how i have managed to only shell props rather than a whole out drive. So i have some questions that i hope you all would be willing to answer. 1. What is the difference between the old school jets here and the new seadoo things? I mean other than the engine, do they perform different? 2. How come i do not see many small block powered vintage jets? Are small blocks and jets a bad idea? 3. i do have my eye on a boat i have seen and here is the link for it its a 1977 Taylor SS. https://quadcities.craigslist.org/boa/d/1977-taylor-ss-19-jet-boat/6251931883.html Is this a good boat? And is this a good price? Also does the 460 ford engine in it make a good jet boat engine? and what is the cover that is over the jet drive? is that needed? Also for ease of working on would i be better served with a boat the had the exahust pipes coming over the back? Pics of the boat that im thinking of buying its supposed to be all original one owner with original trailer and the guy wants 10k or best offer for it. What would you guys offer?
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  • mattt's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 10:00 AM
    This is true.....the boat will run without them. They were installed by Commander, I checked with Sy. The place he was having them made went belly up. They basically replicate the skag/fin that is part of the intake housing on a Berkeley pump intake. If Berkeley found them to be a good thing, that's enough for me to try and find a set to put back on. I could make something out of regular extruded aluminum angle, but these being cast aluminum are a natural failure point if run up on something. They did their job breaking off instead of jacking up the bottom of the hull when they hit the rock bar. I don't think extruded aluminum angle would break as easily. In addition, they are not a true 90*...they have some angle built into them so they are vertical and not raked when attached to the V bottom hull.
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  • White Lightning's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 07:52 AM
    I'm almost sure that they are a afterthought wheather installed from the manufacturer or someone else.....I may be wrong. BUT, I'm pretty sure that the boat will run without them.....being 21 feet long. Rob
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  • mattt's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 12:51 AM
    My 01 Commander 21' Jet had 2 bolt on skags/fins that were thru bolted to the bottom of the hull, one on each side of the pump inlet area. I let someone use my boat and it drifted up on a rock bar while they were on a float, so they broke off. :41616-4: I've contacted Commander and they do not have a pair or know where to get them any longer. Anyone have a pair they'd sell? The picture shows what I have left of the ones that were on my boat(I jet ski'd to the rock bar and picked up my broken pieces ) Already picked up a new rudder from Place Diverter.
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  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    08-17-2017, 08:53 PM
    https://youtu.be/hFjvDNpk6Dk Old vids
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  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    08-17-2017, 08:19 PM
    https://youtu.be/hFjvDNpk6Dk
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  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    08-17-2017, 08:01 PM
    Hello everyone! Lets talk about boats, it makes me happy and sane!!!! So facebook has stolen the market on decent forums especially for me, I don't facebook. When this forum started it was heaven, a start up with new users everyday, new insight, new great attitudes! After a couple of years the trolls got in and a lot of people faded away. The site has been a little a little slow because of dumb drama, its done now. Lets start over and bring it back to a small jet boat site? It was the go to site for a lot of stuff and still has the best archives out there. SAVE VJB, no donations required. For those about to rock, I salute you, Thanks Jason
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  • "THE ADVOCATE"'s Avatar
    08-17-2017, 07:27 PM
    You tube is easy, just copy and paste. Very nice passes, I can clearly see that the disease with no cure is terminal!
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  • wardjr's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 07:13 PM
    https://youtu.be/FonESQVudX4
    1 replies | 34 view(s)
  • dave flynn's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 06:45 PM
    If you want to see the results from all of your help look that up. When I first started talking to you guys I could not trim The Jettavater up and keep my girl in the boat A rebuilt jet drive With awesome help from Rick at CP. droop and place diverter and trim tabs with a lot of tweaking this is the result I'm definitely not done yet but thank all of you for getting me flat And I will miss my girl greatly Lol. Check out the video Getting porpoising under control
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  • wardjr's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 05:42 PM
    Maybe this will help https://youtu.be/8VbiIEz0s2A
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  • dave flynn's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 05:30 PM
    I was able to post one video on YouTube but when I try to attach to this site I must be messing up a letter or something So if you want to see first test run just google (thank you vintage Jetboat guys). Thanks again for all the help I'm not done yet going to keep tweaking and improving. So you have not got rid of me yet :eusasmiles: Lol
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  • wardjr's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 08:49 AM
    Getting closer but I'm guessing you have it marked as private. There's a spot to make it public but I'm no expert myself.
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  • dave flynn's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 06:58 PM
    New If did not go through I will keep working at it New to YouTube at least posting Thanks for your patience
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  • dave flynn's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 06:44 PM
    I'll keep it short so I can try to attach YouTube video thanks for all your help getting my porpoise under control and roost hopefully out of control i'll get better videos the only porpoise I felt was my own wake and starting out of the hole with place diverter up as you can see. Thanks again
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  • wardjr's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 10:06 AM
    That link isn't working. Not sure what you did there but I'd love to watch your video.
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  • dave flynn's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 08:03 PM
    Again thank all you guys a whole bunch still have a long way to go but all your help is unreal I really appreciate it. Besides my own wake she's running really flat and a rooster I can definitely live with. Thanks again I will keep you posted. SleekStreaker finally Roosing. thanks to you guys
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  • H20MOFO's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 09:46 AM
    Any one have any lake plans for the weekend?? I would like to go somewhere. Boating alone gets kinda boring....I think. Edit...sounds like my buddy Todd is going to sandy beach (utah lake) sunday.....think I will head that way also. He says the algea is gone......not sure how that happened. :rooster:
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  • wardjr's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 04:12 PM
    Re: video easiest to upload to you tube then post the URL.
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  • dave flynn's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 03:33 PM
    Just wanted to Thank everyone again for all your help getting my lack of roosting issues figurured out. It was a lot of trial and error and a bit frustrating at times but there was no flippin way I was going to give up on her and just ride with no roost. She is way to sexy for that..Iam still going to have the hull resurfaced after season. Don't think it can hurt and see if there are any issues. THANKS AGAIN for EVERYONES HELP:drv: Trying to figure out how to attach video from pictures in my computer. Please help..Thnks
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