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Safely removing my boat from the trailer

2 hours 36 min ago
I need to replace the carpet on my trailer and I'd like to paint it. Would it harm the boat to lift the rear by the engine with an A-frame or cherry picker so I could pull the trailer out and get the boat on proper stands while I fix up my trailer? If not have any suggestions?

Pump upgrade and rebuild

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:40
Hello all,
I am rebuilding a '77 20' Cheetah w/ BBF 460 and Berkeley 12JC pump. I am building a 475-500 hp, 500ish lb./ft torque BBF power plant and currently painting and re-rigging the boat. I have gotten to the point of wanting to begin addressing the pump. I pulled the complete pump from the hull, including the intake. The intake fins have suffered some trauma, so I separated it from the hull to address it. I have been reading about loaders, shoes, ride plates, etc. So, naturally, now I have a quite a few questions.

Here it goes:

1) Should I just buy a 12JG split bowl now, or see how the boat performs with the 12jc one piece bowl?

2) Will my 20' Cheetah hull w/ around 500hp see benefits from a shoe and ride plate? loader?

3) I will need to have some machine work done on the intake to repair the fins. At this point, what other work or machining should be done? Being that there is both good and bad information on the inter-webs, is there a good place to read and educate myself on gaining performance and rebuilding these pumps?

4) How should I determine what impeller to run in my pump?

5) What is the best place (quality & cost effective) to buy a rebuild kit to go through my pump?

6) What other considerations do I need to make when Going through my pump?

7) Are there any special considerations when having my pump components powder coated?

Thank you all in advance for your time and help!

Nik C.

WTB: BBF jet drive oil pan and exhaust.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:35
Im looking to get a boat project buttoned up. I have a '77 Cheetah w/ 460 BBF and I am still in need of a few parts.
I need the following:
-oil pan
-exhaust. I may be interested in thru transom headers, logs or ott headers.
-intake i.e. Edelbrock Victor/Torker II or ?

Please let me know if you have some parts that may fit the bill.


duratech clear gel topcoat

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:15
Posted under wrong section,
Anybody ever used this product? My new boat has a severely warn gelcoat, feels like sandpaper. I want to get several mils of clear back on it so it shines again, any suggestions are much appreciated.


Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:01
Yep, I milkshaked the old girl. Who all has had their "good" friends make a movie of it? ;)

Milkshakes - YouTube

Marine Steering Wheels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:52
I've got approx 5 of each of these (new in box) Century 13.5" Steering Wheels, colors Charcoal, Blue, or Yellow.
See attached pictures for more detail.

Looking for $78/ea, discounts for multiples...

PM if interested....Gary Attached Thumbnails      

Lifeline chute jacket, ballistic shorts and lifeline gloves.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:42
I have come to the conclusion that I will never fit this jacket. I think it's a large or extra large, no tag. No certification tag either. It is an older lifeline vest, Vintage maybe??
the shorts are brand new as are the gloves.
Shorts are size 44 new with tags.
Gloves are XL

jacket $225
shorts $125
gloves $40
will ship on your $$$ Attached Thumbnails          


duratech clear gel topcoat

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:17
Duratec Sunshield Clear Topcoat in stock for same day shipping | Fibre Glast

Just bought my next winter project and the gel is so badly worn I can feel the metal flake, I want to retain the factory gel with out applying an automotive clear. Anybody ever sprayed this or used this product? Anybody have any other suggestions much appreciated.

For sale- 2004 HTM SS-24 foot

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:01
Most of the DLB know my boat. 565 cid BBC real Bow Tie Block w/AFR ported aluminum heads and single 1050 Dominator. It does run.
About 300 hrs on this engine. Imco HD out drive. Average 10 gph. That is WOT and No Wake, Friday to Sunday average. Still pretty nice shape for its age.
Nice tandem trailer with Goodyear's and polished aluminum rims and matching spare. Many, many extras go with it. Extras cost as much as a boat.
50 cents on the dollar of new cost. 20 cents on the dollar of 10 year cost. LOL. $42k
I will be at Hooky Day. 408-847-7839 H, 408-891-5748 C. email,

NJBA september race! Pay online, print receipt and bring forms to track registration

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:53
Here you go guys!


You will still need to print a receipt and fill out a registration form and bring BOTH to the track. Just like any other organization you will need to go to registration at the track to turn in your forms and pick up your packet with tow vehicle pass, crew wristbands, and any other items that you have purchased.

Thanks Guys!

NJBA september race! Pay online, print receipt and bring forms to track registration!

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:50
Here you go guys!


You will still need to print a receipt and fill out a registration form and bring BOTH to the track. Just like any other organization you will need to go to registration at the track to turn in your forms and pick up your packet with tow vehicle pass, crew wristbands, and any other items that you have purchased.

Thanks Guys!

WTB Advantage Victory

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:37
I am looking specifically for an Advantage Victory 27' closed deck. Also, I want the exhaust above the water while sitting... Gotta hear the motor at an idle. :) I have expanded my search as they are harder to find in my immediate area. A buddy of mine has one, and my wife just loves the boat and it's looks, so I already have that approval. :) if anyone has a line on what I am describing or is thinking of getting rid of one, please give me a call at 559-304-1485 or shoot me a PM. Thanks for your time guys.



SE boats going to Parker AZ?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:04
I know its early but we need to start making plans for the trip from N.J.. So far we have Two boats willing to come out and play. Most likely Three knowing my cousin. Lets make this happen.

help with Jacuzzi YJ

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:48
have a Jacuzzi YJ with a small block chevy 350. The boat runs amazing sitting on trailer with the hose connected. But as soon as it gets in the water it runs hot and seems to have a huge drag on the motor, it does not rev and will only go a little over idle speed. There is water coming out of the exhaust and the jet I also verified that it was on the correct setting not the clean out. I just recently purchased the boat. my question is what can I check on the pump/ jet that would be causing the motor to run so hard and or causing a huge drag on the motor? What could be binding when in the water?

New member Here "Howdy Ya'll"!!

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:46
....just registered here from the Galveston Texas area. I see this is mainly a Jet/V-Drive Forum but that doesn't bother me!
Restoring an old '83 Contender Tunnel hull that's currently powered by a same age 'Rude 200 that has been tricked a tad.

Blown ALC 1975 Hondo Runner

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:46
Any interest in boat complete or less motor?
Or maybe someone wants just the motor ? Attached Thumbnails        

540 Dart Block brodix heads Long Block, Blower motor setup

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:08
bought the block brand new two years ago, Brand new rotating assembly etc.

Dart 9.8 Big M block
Eagle Crank and Eagle H beam Rods, ARP 2000 bolts
JE 8.25-1 Blower Pistons
Billet solid roller cam/cast gear .651" .255/.262@0.050 on a 114, (idles great for I/O applications) Extreme Duty Lifters
Polished Brodix BB2 heads done up by EPD 2.400" intake valves, ported polished etc.
Comp Stainless rockers/stud girdles
Blower balancer, engines internally balanced
moroso billet Boostpower oil pump with billet fabbed Aluminum oil pan
austrailian roller timing set
imco timing chain cover
10 hours total runtime

had 14-71 blown intercooled setup on it in a 26'cat, kept blowing drives. went with mild 502 NA motor and this engine wont be race legal in my flat so it must go.

5,500 firm
free delivery so cal to san diego area
engines at my house in canyon lake Attached Thumbnails      

468 race engine 4500 shipped or 4000 local pick up

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:18
Motor is complete race engine fresh 60 over srp forged pistons 13.5.1 new hell fire rings new bearings new melling oil pump 7qt milodon pan stroker clearance new oil pan gasket one piece 990 heads 230 and 188 new valves and valve job valve covers tall stud girtels hardartand sharp wide bodY roller rockers scat h beam rods forged crank billet timing chain aluminum timing cover and pointer 720 lunati roller cam on a 110 center lobe new cam bearings crane ultra tall body lifters fluid dampner csr flex plate comp push rods arp head studs cross drilled gm forged crank 4500 flange 454 R intake Asking

howards roller rockers

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:37
i have a set of howards roller rockers 1.7 ratio poly locks & stud girdles 250.00 plus the ride pm or call 269-327-6411 i will post the rest of the parts later with details all parts are for sale in the pic Attached Thumbnails  

msd pro billet

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:30
i have a msd pro billet dist. with a comp cams composit gear for bbc works good 175.00 plus the ride pm or call 269-327-6411 i am in michigan Attached Thumbnails