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    For those of you who know or don't know us. Our first boat was a 1973 Yellow Miller jet boat. It was pretty much stock with a 455 olds-tunnel ram and a jacuzzi wj pump. On a good day with a tail wind, going down river it would hit 65mph on the gps. It was a good boat, served it's purpose, and never left us stranded. We enjoyed going to all the boating events, and met some awsome people along the way. Being that it was our first boat I quickly realized that the Olds and jacuzzi set up was NOT the way to go! We sold the boat back in November due to my wife taking time off of work to study for the California State Bar Exam. With only one income and the in the middle of my slow season w/work. The slow season didn't last long and I was able to keep putting money away with the hope of getting a new boat for this coming season. In Febuary my wife took her exam then she had to wait and wait and wait untill May 16th. On Friday May 16th at approx. 6:15pm the results were in... with a 29% pass rate...She F***ing PASSED!!!! I knew that my dream of getting another jet boat (this time with a BBC and Berkley pump) was well on the way. We must of looked at a dozen boats for sale between fellow board members, ebay,craigslist, and the local trader mag.... but we kept coming back to one boat. SHIFTY'S 1976 ELIMINATOR BUBBLE DECK. Sexy ass boat, no loud colors, kind of a sleeper, BUT NOT! BBC motor with berkley pump. Twin turbo putting out 747hp! WE BOUGHT IT last Thursday night!
    Took it out today for a couple of hours. WOW! This is no 65mph boat, this thing gets on real good! I just wish I was able to spend a little more time with her. We had to cut the day short due to packing / getting ready for our trip to Ireland to see my wife's cousin get married. We leave tomorrow, so I'll leave here with a few pics. Happy Memorial Weekend guys. See you soon!

    Before...


    and after....

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    Congratulations!

    Let's see some more pictures though!!!!!!

    HJ

    ***FOR SALE*** 1978 19' Full Stringer Hawaiian Molokai Jet Boat w/ Berkeley 12JC-AB and Chevy 440 Tall Deck ***FOR SALE***

    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    Good to see someone with the intestinal fortitude to drive it now owns it.
    Congrats!

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    Congrats n8 I've been watching that boat for a while...very sweet indeed.
    Another Hot Boat refugee

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    Sweet! Love the hairdriers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer277 View Post
    Good to see someone with the intestinal fortitude to drive it now owns it.
    Congrats!

    LOL

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    congrats on the newer boat. What i nice story---if i need a lawyer... do i have representation??

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    Thats a nice boat. What are the particulars on the motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulboater#1 View Post
    congrats on the newer boat. What i nice story---if i need a lawyer... do i have representation??
    LOL Yep!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendellajet View Post
    Thats a nice boat. What are the particulars on the motor?
    This is from the previous owner:
    -Motor-
    -496ci Tall Deck
    -Brodix Heads
    -Banks Twin Turbo - 8lbs boost
    -Banks Intercooler
    -Custom Polished Stainless Steel Belt Shroud
    -Dyno'd at 747hp
    -Less than 10 hours on motor, has not been revved out since dyno

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    GREETINGS FROM IRELAND!!!!

    Its midnight just got back from the local pub. Thought I'd drop my fellow Boaters a line!

    Good night/ good day!
    Nate


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    Quote Originally Posted by n8dawg View Post
    GREETINGS FROM IRELAND!!!!

    Its midnight just got back from the local pub. Thought I'd drop my fellow Boaters a line!

    Good night/ good day!
    Nate

    Give me a call when you get back. Tell Michelle congrats on the Bar exam and get your asses out to the river for the 4th of July. Later N8tr

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    Congrats on the new ride and the wife passing the bar.

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