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    Default Opinions/info on Rogers jet boats

    Hi, new to the forums here. I have a '74 Rogers 18' jet I bought as a non running project in '92. Got it together in '95 and ran it at the Phoenix area lakes and Havasu for the rest of the 90s with 428 and 455 Pontiacs. Other priorities came around and the boat has been out of the water since then. I have had much hull work done to it and am now working on it again and may have her in the water sometime this summer with much more motor.
    I'd like to learn more about Rogers boats, both good and bad that anyone may want to share here.
    I really like the styling of mine with the rounded back end ( looks like an earlier flattie ), it has full stringers and seems to be a very solid boat.

    How does a Rogers like mine measure up to other brands? Is there a following to this brand or?

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    Rogers Custom Boats rock!

    I crawled through at least 10 different boats last year and IMO none compare with Rogers glass work. Excelant hulls! I'm sure a ot more people will chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Barcak View Post
    Hi, new to the forums here. I have a '74 Rogers 18' jet I bought as a non running project in '92. Got it together in '95 and ran it at the Phoenix area lakes and Havasu for the rest of the 90s with 428 and 455 Pontiacs. Other priorities came around and the boat has been out of the water since then. I have had much hull work done to it and am now working on it again and may have her in the water sometime this summer with much more motor.
    I'd like to learn more about Rogers boats, both good and bad that anyone may want to share here.
    I really like the styling of mine with the rounded back end ( looks like an earlier flattie ), it has full stringers and seems to be a very solid boat.

    How does a Rogers like mine measure up to other brands? Is there a following to this brand or?

    thanks,
    Steve
    Want to sell it?? I've been looking around for one for some time now.

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    Talk to RCB19 and Fuelinmyveins. They're both running past the century mark in their Rogers. Both have really nice boats!
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    You can't go wrong with a Rogers. Here's my 19' Rogers project that I started this year. I also have an 18' Rogers to restore after this one.
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    dude i grew up in my dads 78 19ft rogers bonneville tr and im 24 now click the links below its the black one... and i bought my own rogers a year ago its a 78 18ft bonneville and have done my home work on these hauls... to hang with cp's, daytonas, cheyennes, etc you need more horsepower cause of the weight/ power ratio... RCB19 and fuelinmyveins can give you low down... one thing i learned alot people dont know is the 18ft rogers have no drop chimes on the bottom like the 19s do.. mine is the white and orange rogers and right now its stripped to the haul getting all re done...

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    Get rid of it! They are the worst boats ever!



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    Rogers attract silicone!! Right RCB???



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    Thanks for the pictures and info. That red Rogers runs 100mph? Wow. Unblown too.
    The fastest I think I got my boat to go in the 90s was about 70. Of course, I wish to go and plan to go faster. Don't we all?
    I have always loved blowers but could not afford to do so in the 90s, so I've been saving my pennies to buy (or build myself) some good engine parts and am going to run a 14-71. A jet-a-way is also planned. With the room that the blower drive & jet-a-way takes up, I did not want to loose much int space by moving the motor forward.
    The interior space of the Rogers was too my liking and didn't want to decrease it.
    So, to slove that problem, I had the drive moved back considerably. The hand hole cover is now outside the boat. I had Bergeron help me refine my idea and they did the hull work. The intake was moved back and a new ride place was made too.

    Has anyone here moved their jet drive further back? My understanding is it will also help stability at speed. Coments? I can take some pics if anyone is interested.
    thanks, Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceFace View Post
    Rogers attract silicone!! Right RCB???



    That's funny!!! Nice pic

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    Both RCB's and mine have the jets set back. It helps Get the boat out of the water w/ in turn lessens the drag. How far back did you set the intake?
    The quickest I've gone in mine on motor only is a 9.76 (1/4mile) at 107 mph. It will go quite a bit quicker on the nitrous if I want to push it.
    RCB was running the same mph a few weeks ago in needles and he is also naturally asperiated.
    Blowers can make good power but add quite a bit of weight to the boat. Unless you really crank up the boost it can be dificult to over come the extra weight.
    The biggest thing w/ any V-Bottom is if the motor shuts off at high speeds the boats are more than likely going to hook.

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    When Cyclone had the blower motor in it. Didn't it run over 110 at ming with that motor???


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