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Thread: Golden Eagle :: 1976 marlin dolphin 17

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    Golden Eagle
    1976
    marlin
    dolphin 17
    yellow
    Panther AMC V8 jet

    I was looking for a project jet boat one with a wind shield and a deep vee hull . After a long search I found it.
    It was in real bad shape . Picked it up for 200.00$

    Modifications

    hull is beat up and scratched up but there is no hook Or warping in the bottom. it is true and straight .

    Fully gutted and lightened out
    New clear select Douglas fir full length stringers.
    New light foam and marine ply bulk heads.
    New marine ply and epoxy transom .
    New light 0.50" marine ply wood + epoxy 6oz glass sandwich floor
    New light marine ply seats and engine cover epoxy coated
    Reused the og seat covers

    AMC v8 401
    HP 330 @ 5000rpm
    Torque 430 @ 3400rpm
    Bore 4.15
    Stroke 3.68
    9.5:1compression ratio
    Carburetion Holley 4412s
    picked it up from a 71 jeep truck

    Panther h450

    1976 American

    #60 Master Cylinder

    10" drum brakes

    adjustable single axle

    205 75 14 high speed radial trailer tires

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  1. #81

    Re: Golden Eagle :: 1976 marlin dolphin 17

    We Ran the Marlin up the Skagit river in Washington today . Maybe 20 miles from the coast
    Camped right on the river about a mile from the coast.

    Ran down river through the sloths,to the coast and into the puget sound .
    We jet to a small sea side town of LaConer for lunch gas and some groceries .
    On the way back to camp The tide was low , the slough was almost dry . We bearly made it . I just ran it hard in inces deap water for miles at high speed .

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    76 Marlin Dolphin AMC 401 panther h450
    77 Marlin Dolphin Ford 460 panther g450

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  3. #82

    Re: Golden Eagle :: 1976 marlin dolphin 17

    With all that Beautiful scenery, now that looks like a fun time!! Nice job!!
    AG6= Amazing Grace VI *
    1980 BIESEMEYER 27' VIKING

  4. #83

    Re: Golden Eagle :: 1976 marlin dolphin 17

    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 .
    76 Marlin Dolphin AMC 401 panther h450
    77 Marlin Dolphin Ford 460 panther g450

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  6. #84

    Re: Golden Eagle :: 1976 marlin dolphin 17

    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.
    Last edited by AG6; 07-22-2017 at 12:17 PM. Reason: Hit the loud pedal and point!!!!
    AG6= Amazing Grace VI *
    1980 BIESEMEYER 27' VIKING

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