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Set back on a 18' Kachina

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:29
Does anyone have any experience with a set back pump on an 1985 18' kachina custom? Attached Thumbnails      

Dr. Ben Carson

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:52
Would you vote for him for POTUS?

appraisal question

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:37
I have been looking for an insurance company to insure Panic Mouse. I saw an add on TV for Hagerty and thought I would give them a call about the possibility of a policy for the boat. The guy I talked to said it would be no problem but that I needed to have an appraisal for the value I was wanting to insure it for. So here is the question? Who on here do ya all think would have the credentials to provide an appraisal for the boat. I have seen threads on here about insuring these boats but Hagerty has some awesome rates for them provided that they are not being raced. I primarily want to have coverage for fire and theft as the boat does not get raced anymore. Any thoughts as to appraisers for this puppy? :)

New to me Wes-Co V-drive... and my first boat

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:21
This boat is powered by a 390 Ford with a whirl away equipped 10° Casale. The boat is a '79 model. From my understanding it was on the drag circuit back in the day with 1100hp. I think it currently has too much prop and/or too much gear. The 390 can only pull 4000rpm and it porpoises like crazy unless I hold the nose down.

I'm learning to drive it, and want to see if I can get it up using a little down pedal. I've been reading everything I can on here. I'm on Lake Lanier north of Atlanta, so if anybody else with a flat wants to give me pointers, I'm all ears. For now, I just go out during the week when it's smooth and take it slow. Attached Thumbnails  

Steel braid hose with AN-8 fittings

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:17
I have 41 pieces of steel braid hose with AN-8 fittings on both ends and 4 pieces with a fitting only on one end. I'm not charging for the hose, AN-8 straight fittings are $10 each and any fitting other than straight is $12 each. The first number is the length from end of fitting to end of fitting and the next numbers or letters are the fitting combination. (949)248-0083 or Prices do not include shipping.

43 st/st
41.5 st/st
26 st/45
25.5 9045
23 90/45
23 120/45 x 3
21.5 45/90
19.5 st/st x 2
18.5 45/90
18 45/90 x 2
18 90/90
17.5 45/90
17 90/90 x 2
17 90/45
14 90/90 x 2
14 90/45
13 st/90 x 6
12 st/90 x 2
11.5 st/90
10.5 st/45
9 st/90
8 45/90
7 st/45
7 st/120
7 st/st
7 90/45
7 st/90
6 st/45
5.5 st/90
5 90/90

The last 4 onlyin have a fitting on one end

10 120
8 ST
6 120
6 90
10 90/90 Attached Thumbnails          

Help to identify boat

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:45
I got a call from a guy close to where I live who asked if I could tell him what kind of boat he has. Guy he bought it from said it was a Stevens ... ??? Anyone know what it is? Attached Thumbnails      

Bass Lake and it's surrounding area

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:02
Sad news, A fire broke out in Oakhurst today. It's burned it's way in and around town and it's headed straight for the lake. My parents live there full time, fortunately they are here in SoCal visiting. But all their belongings could be lost. We have many friends up there that are in a lot of trouble. It's not looking good...not one for asking for anything, but I think some prayer for everyone's safety would be nice. All those roads are so narrow, people could easily get trapped in traffic.

Boating for a Purpose.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:50
Boating for a Purpose


The time has come for back to school ready or not here it comes. My hubby and son spent the day Sunday at the lake. They got up early and went to their favorite swimming lake, Lake Butler. If you don’t head out early you miss out on a parking spot and it was busy. I was home as I wanted things ready for back to school as I work as a teaching assistant. Boating as a family is our favorite pass time and although school has started back it won’t keep us from the lakes. We are year round boaters and in about four weeks the weather will break and afternoons will be beautiful.

We have decided to merge our love of boating and a service project and we are happy to announce that we are partnering to sponsor a “School Supply Poker Run”. This will be a fun event where fellow boaters can meet up network and enjoy a day boating. Each participating boat captain will bring much needed school supplies for an area school.

For those not familiar, boaters boat around the lakes to set destinations and draw a card. There are five stops and the captain with the highest poker hand wins. Trophies and other prizes are awarded and it ends with lunch at our favorite restaurant. It’s a win-win, boaters enjoy a day on the lake and give back to a community school. We hope it becomes a yearly event.

If you’re interested here’s the basic information:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

On the Harris chain of lakes in Lake County, Florida with a Captains meeting at our starting point Hickory Point Park at 11:00am

The event ends at Crazy Gators restaurant on Lake Eustis 3:00pm

Event fee is $35 and includes lunch for the Captain and one guest. Additional guest are $10.

If you’re interested you can contact Paul Bekemeyer at

Interested vendors may contact our event partner Rus Matos at Phone # 407-760-3481

We are looking forward to a great event and hope many fellow boaters will come out and support our Back to School event.

For a fun adventure in boating join us September 6th and make a difference for our local school.

Â*Adventure in Boating. - Boating Blogs

looking for a really nice hemi powerd v drive

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:25
Hey guys im from georgia im looking for a really nice hemi powed vdrive ill take a glass boat or a wood decker .it needs to be a really nice and clean boat thanks

Advice Needed Boating Content

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:00
I need some expert advice. I have a 2005 496 mag engine. The current condition of how the engine is running is this, the engine starts fine
idles fine, the engine excelerates out of the hole (4000 rpm) just fine. The engine will hold speed at 4000 rpm only momentarily then the
engine will act as if it's out of fuel, I'll then back the throttle down and the engine will continue to run. I can run the engine all day long
at 3000 rpm's or less with no problems. I try to run the engine at 3200 rpm's and the engine will hit the wall and act as if it's out of fuel again.
My guess is the high side pump may have been damaged due to the failure of the fuel filter (new Sierra filter separated from end cap) and the bowl being completely dry. The pressure measured at the rail seemed low at 38 psi at low rpm. I think this reading should be closer to the mid 40's.

This is where I need your expert advice, does this sound like a high side pump failure, fuel regulator or is there something else that may be causing
this condition?

Are COPs stupid or just lazy?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:54
Tonight the wife's house in town was found broken into. So we called the law. The officer shows up, makes a few notes and we pointed out the obvious foot prints in the dust on the front porch (nobody uses the front porch or front door). The steps lead to a window that had been forced open and had clear tread designs in the dust prints. Wife explains what all was stolen, mentions that the thieves moved some stuff and set it down rather than just knocked it over (potentially more prints). COP says he'll write an incident report and tell the detectives and they that they might want to contact her later. I asked if they would need access to check for prints and the COP says it isn't like it is on TV where we can just take prints and put them in a computer and it will tell us who did it, so there really isn't a need to take prints since we don't have a suspect to compare them to. REALLY? I was floored, I told him I understand how prints work as I have a lot of LEO training including a degree so if the detectives didn't want to dust for prints and process the scene, let me know by tomorrow evening as I would process it myself if necessary. I asked him how they could possibly tie a future suspect to the crime if they didn't take the prints now to match them to later (that is provided the thief isn't already in the system). He just said it was really hard to pin old crimes on suspects when they are caught later if they don't still have any of the stolen items.

So am I overly critical of this officer's skills and knowledge? I haven't mentioned that the whole time I was talking with him, my pistol was holstered on my hip and twice he chose to walk with his back to me, once up a narrow concrete walled stairwell (as in no way to escape). While I'm not a criminal, as a COP I would never turn my back to someone sporting a weapon in plain sight that I didn't know really really well, not even someone as pacifistic as me.

Yuma power tour ????

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:35
A message with details would be nice

carb spacers

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:34
jerry bickel carb spacer divider for 4150 carb $30 phenolic 1 inch carb spacer for 4500 carb $30 616-262-6076

396 10-1 forged pistons and rods

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:22
these have a small dome on them std bore $100 616-262-6076

Oil pressure problems!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:21
Ok, my friends 540 just had the lower end gone through. New crank and bearings. A Moroso high volume pump was used. Oil pressure is good when first started runs up to 60psi at speed, come off plane and at idle it drops to 0 zip nothing. What the hell is going on here? It is almost like the pump loses its prime.

Shut it off and restart and it climbs up again.

stock 454 pistons and rods

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:18
great shape$80 616-262-6076

South Delta Loop 2 Sept, 27

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:11
Bout time for Uncle Dales south Delta loop # 2 This years gonna be a true river run, 65 miles of south delta fun, Leaving Oarwood at 9 00 on Sat. the 27..... Lunch at Windmill cove, loop Back to ski beach to finish the day off, Need to be able to run 2 hours on fuel and be comfortable with your boat in varied conditions, .......EBD........ Attached Thumbnails    

Mississippi boating

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:16
May be relocating to ms near tupelo is there anywhere there to run a hot boat, the first visit there for a look into homes was a oh$it moment. Looking for lake/river homes in the general area. Went home thinking divorce may be a better option.

585" BBC Nitrous motor

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:50
Dart block 9.8 deck, new cp pistons, new GRP aluminum rods, BMF 405 aluminum heads, jesel rockers with one piece stand, .904 lifters, comp cam, Steffs external wet sump pan, Barnes oil pump, moroso vac pump, edelbrock single 4 barrel manifold with two stages of nitrous, fogger and plate, msd crank trigger, msd distributor, belt cam drive, oil pan diaper,gear reduction mini starter. Comes complete minus carb, has only dyno time. Made 960 hp with out of the box 1050 which is really too small. comes with extras also. $17,500 or best. Mike Miler 951-326-4273

MSD dizzy question

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:18
Hey guys. I have a Pro Billet MSD dizzy and upon removing the cap, I found it is a rust ball inside :( Can these be sent out to fix or is a new one in my future?? Thanks for any help!!!