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    Kona rebuild progress 9-24-19

    have the engine pulled. rust rust rust. i killed her in the salt water and forced let sit outside in a pasture in our FL humidity for 2 yrs. rebuilding to live on river so will not see salt again!...
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    my Kona is home

    so 3 yrs ago my drive seized and my kona has been at a friends house sitting for years... she is a mess but I'm going to rebuild..

    you all were great in the past and will be asking help I'm sure!...
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    Re: lost power, motor run rough...

    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......
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    Re: lost power, motor run rough...

    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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    lost power, motor run rough...

    so was out, was a busy day so was just on plane.. began loosing power, could gas it some but felt something? heard clunking?

    shut it down... fired back up, motor appeared run rough, shut down......
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    Re: Pipe in oil temp gauge ?

    ^^^ good stuff... it appears mine does the same thing with pressure. a lot of reading seems it is fine as it acts. would like to add an oil temp... and yes...seat time in your boat is the best...
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    Re: Pipe in oil temp gauge ?

    what kind of pressure do you see in your 460 for oil? got one too.... also learning... also loving it!
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    Re: NEW GUY

    cool ride! mine has a 460 also.. welcome! get ready for a head turning good time!
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    Re: Vintage Jet Boats Forum Updating

    i had a VB forum once... when the savage inet trolls find it they hack it to death... sucks...

    ...one time they redirected to a Chinese anime porn site!

    thanks for all the work keeping it...
  10. anyone around the central Gulf Coast of Fl here?

    bought a jet boat last summer and ready for this summer boating often with the family!

    like to meet others in the area.. i know us jet boaters are few down here

    im in Sarasota... i know they...
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    anode question....

    hey all...

    so i have my girl running great! ready for summer

    i painted my jet with the appliance epoxy and worked great!

    question... i run in salt water... i put on an anode on the...
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    Re: new to me Dominator!

    well she ran flawless.. seems it was made for it. not sure about the circuits...didnt open it up..

    hammered out of the hole and ran smooth up the rpm with no hesitations or bogs..

    a rare one...
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    new to me Dominator!

    i sure hope this Dominator solves my engine challenges and opens her up! got a great deal off FB Marketplace..

    she fired right up, idled perfect... short blips good

    cant wait to water test...
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    Re: 460 oil pan capacity

    your missing some dimensions.. simple geometry LxWxH = cubic inches ...google the conversion to fluid capacity
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    Re: Engine covers or sun decks

    sweet... it appears to be a 2x4 frame with cross members around the hood. maybe .5" plywood top and upholstered all around. held on the rear with 2 hinges. and the screw lift below... rests...
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    Re: Engine covers or sun decks

    here is mine on my Kona. was done by another but functions well. fiberglass scoop. worm drive lift.

    lets see more pics of yours
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    Re: Holidayz in the Fl Sun

    ^^^ :zz22_yikes:
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    Re: Holidayz in the Fl Sun

    ^^^ it appears you will be bringing the cold weather! stay home LOL! ....well enjoy your visit...I'm sure will feel warm for you


    Thursday01/0575 | 57 F
    Thursday 10% Precip. / 0 inA mix of...
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    Re: Holidayz in the Fl Sun

    bring the heat I cant stand the cold!!
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    Holidayz in the Fl Sun

    great Christmas and New Years!!

    here is new years day...

    http://www.vintagejetboats.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19102&d=1483538035
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    Re: New member of the family

    welcome.. a lot of helpful folks here...
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    Re: hot shaft, bearing going? help please

    good idea Tahiti!! going to add one for sure on top of ride plate! thanks again
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    Re: hot shaft, bearing going? help please

    where are these "anodes" located... have not seen any

    i am scared to flush without engine running for fear of water backing in thru ex valves? not exactly sure on pathways...
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    Re: hot shaft, bearing going? help please

    thanks guys... so ran it this weekend... when i stopped i reached in the hand hole and shaft was cool.. i only have salt water near by so i have to flush... when i did yesterday the shaft did...
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    hot shaft, bearing going? help please

    was told jet was rebuilt "not that long ago"...

    today, on trailer with hose Y spraying in jet intake and engine... had to adjust the timing again... maybe 5 mins idle

    shut off and hear a...
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