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    Default Whats a good Shoe to run on This Eliminator?

    I have a 1978 Sport Cruiser Eliminator with a Berk JC pump. I bought anotherintake housing with a rideplate and shoe cut into to it but before I install it I want to see if its Good for this heavy boat.

    Its a Tappered shoe that starts out at .491 and tappers to .380. I am going to still use the Factory Jetovator for now till I can get a Split bowl and droop and Place diverter. The engine thats going into it at the sametime as the intake is about 600hp. With a stock worn out motor it seems to ride really high and dry. [email protected] Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosfomoco View Post
    I have a 1978 Sport Cruiser Eliminator with a Berk JC pump. I bought anotherintake housing with a rideplate and shoe cut into to it but before I install it I want to see if its Good for this heavy boat.

    Its a Tappered shoe that starts out at .491 and tappers to .380. I am going to still use the Factory Jetovator for now till I can get a Split bowl and droop and Place diverter. The engine thats going into it at the sametime as the intake is about 600hp. With a stock worn out motor it seems to ride really high and dry. [email protected] Thanks
    The tapered shoe will work on this boat but it has been my experience on the 20 Sport crusier that a backcut shoe would be better. You are going to need turnbuckles to secure the rideplate to the C bowl. Are you planning to do a set back installation? Do have the original jet o vator or do you have a Place Diverter. With the jet o vator the c bowl is rotated so the pins are horizontal . Do you know who made the rideplate assembly this will make it a lot easier to find a different shoe for it. A split bowl and a droop would be a good addition to this boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    The tapered shoe will work on this boat but it has been my experience on the 20 Sport crusier that a backcut shoe would be better. You are going to need turnbuckles to secure the rideplate to the C bowl. Are you planning to do a set back installation? Do have the original jet o vator or do you have a Place Diverter. With the jet o vator the c bowl is rotated so the pins are horizontal . Do you know who made the rideplate assembly this will make it a lot easier to find a different shoe for it. A split bowl and a droop would be a good addition to this boat.
    Thanks for the good info. The shoe and rideplate are MPD. I wasnt planning on doing a set back pump as of yet, I am going to re-use my Current Jetovator(original electric) with the JC bowl for now( do you have any pics of a turnbuckle install?) unless I run across a good used JG split bowl before I put it back together. What size Backcut shoe is a good place to start? I am also going to install an Open center pro loader grate, do these work on this hull as well? On a side note I am really impressed with the craftmanship of this boat compared to my two previous Jets( 18ft Kachina & 21Ft Commander). The bottom of this thing is surprisingly straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosfomoco View Post
    Thanks for the good info. The shoe and rideplate are MPD. I wasnt planning on doing a set back pump as of yet, I am going to re-use my Current Jetovator(original electric) with the JC bowl for now( do you have any pics of a turnbuckle install?) unless I run across a good used JG split bowl before I put it back together. What size Backcut shoe is a good place to start? I am also going to install an Open center pro loader grate, do these work on this hull as well? On a side note I am really impressed with the craftmanship of this boat compared to my two previous Jets( 18ft Kachina & 21Ft Commander). The bottom of this thing is surprisingly straight.
    The 20 Eliminator Sport Crusier is a real good boat and will respond very well to the change's you are about to do. The MPD intake is an intake that we can easily come up with a shoe for because the bolt pattern is the same on all of his intakes so shoe's are readley available. Go ahead and use the shoe you have to set the intake then changes can be made after you get the boat running and then evaluate the ride and make changes accordingly. A split bowl and droop is always something you can add later. When making these changes you also have to budget in a Place Diverter because the Berkeley jet o vator will not work with this set up.
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    I don't want to thread jack, but I have a similar question about my 21.5' Nordic. It has a pretty stock 454 BBC, dominator pump with a droop, I am putting the place diverter on it in a few weeks when I take the pump out and rebuild it, and I was wondering whether a shoe or rideplate would do anything for this big heavy thing. Not looking to set any records, just wanna make it the best it can be. Currently did 55.6 mph on the GPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevellesb406 View Post
    I don't want to thread jack, but I have a similar question about my 21.5' Nordic. It has a pretty stock 454 BBC, dominator pump with a droop, I am putting the place diverter on it in a few weeks when I take the pump out and rebuild it, and I was wondering whether a shoe or rideplate would do anything for this big heavy thing. Not looking to set any records, just wanna make it the best it can be. Currently did 55.6 mph on the GPS.
    It is my opinion that any jetbooat will benefit from a rideplate and shoe.However there are a few thing that you have to think about. Pulling the pump for a rebuild is a start, then you have to pull the engine, pull the intake out of the boat clean and prep for machining, machine the intake, do some glasswork on the inside of the boat at the transom so when you grind the bottom of the boat for the rideplate you won't grind thru the bottom, now you can reset the intake, reinstall the pump, reinstall the engine, drill and tap the bowl for the cradle ,install the rideplate and now you are good to go. If you are prepared to do this kind of work I feel the benefit is there.
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