friend of mine is getting rid of his boat. daughter is going through medical problems so he lacks the time/money to ever take the thing out.
I dont remember when he got it, but in 2009 he started putting money into it and it is running a fully rebuilt olds 455/ berkley 12jc pump. I dont know all the specific parts in the motor right now but the few things I do remember that he has told me before is that it has high tension dual valve springs in the head and a snyder racing cam, and a pertronix dist.
trailer has a new axle and 2 spare tires. boat has a new wiring harness, new stereo system. autometer pro comp gauges, and Im sure theres more money into it as well.
I dont remember the RPM but he says it does 62 and the jet pump is just all still stock parts, no stuffers/inducers/loaders/whatever. no idea on what impeller.
I live in AZ and the boat is over in CA, this guy was my best friend throughout school from kindergarten til I moved away in 7th grade but I still go out there now and then so I trust everything he tells me about the boat. looking on craigslist here jet boats range from 3500-11k and I really dont see why some are so much more than the other, obviously they sound a little better but not almost 4x better so I dont know which ones i should compare to but he said he will give it to me for 3k and I am pretty sure I am going to do it because he is even going to let me take it with not much down and make payments, that PLUS I know who has owned it for the last 5+ years and how it has been maintained. does 3k sound like a good deal? he said he might get me a running video of it today and maybe some pics so I can post them so you can see what I am talking about.
*yes, this will be my first boat ever, and while you might want to say its not the boat to start out with, I am mechanically inclined and do all my own repairs on my own vehicles from the plugs all the way to transmission swaps and engine rebuilds so I should be able to fix anything that goes wrong as well as decently troubleshoot any problems that should (will) arrise.