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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:46
Was golfing Sunday.....and bought a hotdog at the turn....and while driving up to the 10th tee box, caught these guys following me down the cart path.....thought my dog was history while I was teeing off.....lil suckers were all over the cart.....counted four of them.....beautiful animals... Attached Thumbnails        

[For Sale] custom road trailer for placecraft jetboat.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:01
This trailer has a zero slack swing away front tongue with a nice covered fulton strap winch. Excellent pulling trailer . I need to sell to buy a dolly trailer. $3500 in shreveport, louisiana 318-687-9088 or 318-470-1482 Attached Thumbnails          

Advantage warrior 19' open bow

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:08
I have to sell my project boat, the money it's going to take to rebuild the engine cleared me out. The boat is in decent shape, some paint scratches and the bottom shows signs of being beached on pebbles over and over. No engine, exhaust, or batteries. I started taking stuff apart and had to stop when I started my new job. Interior is all there but the seat bottom wood needs replacing. Was set up with a 454 twin turbo. Has 12jg pump with droop and hydraulic diverter. Do not know the condition of pump.

2500 OBO I would like to keep the diverter/droop/bolt on ride plate, steering wheel, and can swap out the wheels for less money.

boat registered in my name until 2015, trailer is in my name and permanent. Attached Thumbnails          

Garage Sale

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:53
  • 396 short block$150 /heads $50
  • Edelbrock dual plane intake $50
  • BBC timing cover w neovane pump $150(no an fitting)
  • BBC 40 over 2bolt main, rods and trw forge pistons,

steel crank, balancer, and flywheel. disassembled, set of oval heads $400
  • Bravo 1 26 prop $100
  • Pro Charger boost ref fuel pressure regulator with lines and bracket $50
  • MSD pro billet distributor for tall and short deck $80
  • Engine hatch long arm polished hidden hinges $75

looking for BBC gen 4 full sump oil pan

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:04
need full sump oil pan for a 4.250 stroke jet.

77 Southwind what's it worth??????

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:32
Fresh 460 nothing fancy, fresh pump fresh paint. I need to put carpet and seats in it, a good cleaning and bunk carpet. After all that is done what is it honestly worth? 5-6k? Attached Thumbnails        

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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:01
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[Question] 455 Olds with Berkeley Jet, oil leak

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:07
I have a 455 Apollo Jet Boat. The motor is strong and has no issues except that it leaks oil but the only after it has been run. Meaning I cannot see/find any leaks while the boat is in use, no matter how long I run it for. In addition, the leaking has never, after dozens of tests occurred during a dry land test.

The oil only appears the day after I use the boat on the water and then it is about a cup full of oil. It is very strange and has been going on for some time, like 5 seasons.

Does anyone have any ideas. I am thinking it is a weeping rear main but sometimes its does not leak at all...even after a long day on a lake.

and yet another fire at Bass Lake

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:21
Taken from my parents dock today. Burning on the north west side near the Forks. Attached Thumbnails      

New to me Vdrive I Need Help.....

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 21:46
I recently acquired a 1973 Madella Split Deck Cruiser. Original 427 BBC. Vdrive (not sure of the model) velvet drive trans. Boat is alleged to have 36 original hours. There's story there.
I have a couple of issues I need help with.
1. The vdrive appears to have automatic trans fluid in it. Is it supposed to have gear oil? or is the trans fluid sufficient?
2. After we ran the boat for a few minutes the vdrive got clunky noisy while idling, almost like the gears were clunky around. The vdrive wine was pretty loud as well.

I have another problem. I was told the boat was turnkey. I ran the boat on the hose twice prior to acquiring, the carb clearly needed rebuilding. No biggie. I take it out to the river today and after 15 mins on the water I see water leaking from the end of the head where its meets the block. I stop and check the oil and its starting to milk up. I turn around and head back to dock. By now its very milky. Oil pressure started dropping too.
Again two questions.
1. I'm not looking to play the blame game. Is this a case of me not doing my due diligence? Or did I get duped? I was aware the motor had sat for the better part of 40 years. The seller ran the boat at the beginning of the summer for 2 hours without issue. I never spooled the motor over 3500 rpm.
2. Should I pull the motor and have it gone through or is it plausible to just do the heads? I didn't run it over 2500 back to dock. It still ran strong during that period.

Thank you for your help.

[Video] What is this noise....

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:16

You will hear it at 00:29 and 00:34.

Valve float?
Something else?

WTB buckets seats

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 17:48
Cash in hand. What do you have lying around?


Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:19
Question for you guys. Would a chevy 350 motor be a good motor for my boat? If not, what would be.

Engine Blown 540

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:49
Fresh off dyno. Never used. Pulled over 1000 hp on 91 octain. Built by Tom masik. Call me 7143909585. Located in corona ca. Asking 15,000 Obo. Have all info on parts used and how it's set up. Attached Thumbnails    

Cost of new paint/gel coat job

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:32
I want to do this sometime in the future since I've done everything else to restore this 1994 Lavey. I'm just over the mid 90's pin stripped getup... To repaint this boat or re-gel coat it(not sure the exact process) what am I looking at for a simple all white, keeping the black dash as it is? Maybe some blue near the back but that's it. $$ wise is it worth it? I'm not rich lol.... Attached Thumbnails    

Mossdale Quarry Regatta,Lathrop, CA, APBA Circle Racing

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:12
Sept 27-28 at the old rock quarry off hwy-5 in Lathrop. APBA CIRCLE RACING. Outboards and Inboards. Cracker Boxes, SE flat bottoms, GPS95 Flat Bottoms, Pro Stock Flat Bottoms & SS Flat Bottoms 10AM to 4PM both days. Full points for all classes. Parking Free ??

St. Louis area?

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 07:15
I know there are a couple of us from the area. I'd really like to start putting my jet back together, and to my knowledge there isn't anyone remotely close that does any work on jets. Does anyone have any information of a place or someone that works on them? I guess I'm just trying to avoid having to ship it out to be gone through. By no means looking for free help so even if it's just a local boater any information would be greatly appreciated. As it stands the boat is gutted other than the pump itself.