another boat ID ?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread:
another boat ID ?

  1. #1
    Senior Member $uperJoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    385

    Default another boat ID ?

    hi guys. my name is joe and this is my first post on this wealth of knowledge of a forum. i have been reading for days and feel i just have scratched enough of the surface to realize even though i have had a jet boat for 2 seasons already, i dont know chit about them. hope to be informed and stimulated to keep on it till i have a great time at the lake, every time.

    heres the deal. i had a previous runabout that someone put a jet into. huge crash on the back side of the impeller somehow and it wouldnt flow at all. first thing i did was rebuild the jet. berk 12jc-a. went with a full kit including impeller and had wonderful time the first time it went out. second time was sad and different though. about 8 mins into the trip oil pressure went below 10lbs and it started knocking. remedy i rebuilt a bbf 460.060 over. worked great right out the box. very happy with it. now i have a fairly new jet and motor. maybe 20 hours at most. this season i pull the boat from the yard to start the preseason prep and rusty water leaks from under the floor, for 3 days. pull the seats and find the floor had been repaired with some spray in foam and a plate of 16ga steel glassed over. pull the plate and the whole floor is destroyed. removed about 500 lbs of wood and foam soaked with moldy water. looked into repairs and figured at the end of all it i will have a 1977 brand new boat.

    a friend shows me a CL add and the boat in question with trailer is less than 25% repair cost plus no time involved with building all new stringers, floors, and seats. the add said it was a 1974 riviera jet boat. the registration says 1972 mfg year and regatta mfg. nowhere does it say riviera on it. the trailer registration says the trailer is from 1973. i know this has no relation on the boat but years are similar to those in question so i assume its all part of the original package. i have a few pictures if they will help. i dont think it will be necessary to know for parts but i would like to know what i am working on.

    thanks
    Joe
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	problems 003.jpg 
Views:	112 
Size:	312.9 KB 
ID:	157057   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	problems 009.jpg 
Views:	84 
Size:	276.6 KB 
ID:	157058   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	problems 010.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	266.3 KB 
ID:	157059  

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    AKA OhOneWS6 Last Mohican's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,637

    Default

    AZZ comes back as the homemade designation for the state of Arizona. That does not mean much though. Many of these older boats get retitled as home made. How much do they want for it? Out there in AZ there are tons of great deals. You can probably find one in as good a shape without a homemade title for the same money.

    MIC lookup

  4. #3
    Senior Member $uperJoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    385

    Default

    i bought the boat and trailer basically complete minus motor for 900. new gauges and cables and the jet is complete and looks to be an alum A impeller berk with a c bowl and a plastic rudder. havent decided yet if i will try this jet or just swap mine out right up front. i was looking at easily 60 hours and 2800 in supplies to redo my old floor so it seems worth it even if just for parts and a trailer with tandems. my prior was a single axle.

    thats a neat site. thanks for the link.
    could the mfg be regatta and the model be riviera? it was just confusing why there was multiple designations

    thanks
    Joe

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    AKA OhOneWS6 Last Mohican's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,637

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by $uperJoe View Post
    i bought the boat and trailer basically complete minus motor for 900. new gauges and cables and the jet is complete and looks to be an alum A impeller berk with a c bowl and a plastic rudder. havent decided yet if i will try this jet or just swap mine out right up front. i was looking at easily 60 hours and 2800 in supplies to redo my old floor so it seems worth it even if just for parts and a trailer with tandems. my prior was a single axle.

    thats a neat site. thanks for the link.
    could the mfg be regatta and the model be riviera? it was just confusing why there was multiple designations

    thanks
    Joe
    It could. I am not familiar that manufacturer. Hopefully someone familiar with them will chime in.

    Looks very similar to this one.

    http://www.performanceboats.com/boat...-jet-boat.html

    Maybe a Sportivo? Minus the windshield.
    Regatta Sportivo Heard of one???

  7. #5
    Senior Member $uperJoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    385

    Default

    ya it looks very similar. my reg says mine is 18 foot but i havent verified yet so it could be less. since that wouldnt be the only discrepancy so far, it may as well be 17. from that post it looks like i am not the only one looking for information.

  8. #6
    Senior Member old rigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Long Beach
    Posts
    850

    Default

    I'm drawing a total blank on the owners name right now but Regatta boats was around for a looooong time. 2 of my dads friends had them back in the 60's although they weren't the jet model in this thread. They were outboards like in the flyer below.

    The company still exists but now they only deal in motor home fiberglass panels and big rig fiberglass stuff and the original owner is long gone. The name of the company is KF Fiberglass and they're still in Downey, or at least they were last time I was there which was about 3 years ago. The address is 8247 Phlox St. The old address on Brookshire is where the Stonewood shopping center is or apt buildings or something like that. Last time I was there they even had 2 boats still on the property. One, a boat like this jet which was the last hull they built but never sold. I tried to buy it but we couldn't agree on a price. It had been sitting on a dolly for 25+ years. They also had one of their cruisers, a Spectra splash, on a trailer half rigged with a mid 1980s OMC out drive in it.

    Their trademark look on the smaller boats was the sides that flared out. Very cool look.

    The hin numbers didn't start until November 1972. The tag on your boat looks more than a little suspicious. Either the old paper work was lost or the boat was stolen at one time. No one attached tags like that, except for metal boat builders.
    At one time that Regatta id plate was attached somewhere on a boat.

    This jet hull is just their version of the Tahiti 16. And as turn about is fair play Schuster who owned Tahiti splashed the little outboard in the ad below. He called it the 'Splashcraft'.

    Actually now that I think about it the boats my dads friends had was the 15 foot version of the boat in the ad not the 16.
    Last edited by old rigger; 04-21-2012 at 08:21 PM.

  9. #7
    Senior Member $uperJoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    385

    Default

    that is a very cool ad. thanks for sharing. i was a bit curious about the hin but since i have seen stranger things in plain sight i just let this pass as mfg specific. either way come monday ill see if the game and fish will have issues with a registration. if not i wont worry about it either.

  10. #8
    BTC cardcarrying member sunkisst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Chantilly Va.
    Posts
    1,075

    Default Regatta Boats...

    Wow, this is very interesting, my first boat was a Regatta. It measured just a little under 16 feet. It was a 1968, no HIN. It also had an inline 6 Merc. It looked just like the one in the ad pictured above. I sure learned a lot about boating with this boat. What a blast. This thing was rough in rough water, but it was a complete BLAST as my first ride.I learned alot about boating and boats with my Regatta. I will have to dig up some images of this boat to share. I saw one about ten years ago that was powered by a BBF. That seemed a little scary to me at the time. Who knows? Best of luck in your venture, Jack.
    Last edited by sunkisst; 04-21-2012 at 11:02 PM.

  11. #9
    Senior Member jamesblown97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    st george ut
    Posts
    265

    Default

    I decided to keep my regatta its now got new motor pump carpet etc... i love it. the company in fact does do the fiberglass thing but not for boats. they stopped doing boats in the mid 80s if i remember correctly. I did find however that regatta jet boats are just that "Regattas" they dont have a model persay just the manufacturer. went to license and insure mine and thats how i had to do it no model just the make. as far as the hull itself goes it seems to hold up pretty well to a beating the only thing ive done other than cosmetic or drivetrain issues is i had to glass the stringers. other than that the hull has been very solid for me. it handles better than some and worse than others but the unique look of them is what kept my attention. The one you found is the only other one ive seen good luck let me know if you need info on it ill help as much as i can. Pig

  12. #10
    Senior Member old rigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Long Beach
    Posts
    850

    Default

    Bob Wilkerson.

    Thought about it all god damn night. He's the guy that started Regatta boats.

  13. #11
    AKA OhOneWS6 Last Mohican's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,637

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    Bob Wilkerson.

    Thought about it all god damn night. He's the guy that started Regatta boats.
    Old rigger, You should write a book.

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Tags for this Thread

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95