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    first let me say hello and that i am from ohio. i grew up around boats, mainly a 76 rayson craft with a 427 in it. learned to ski behind that thing, LOL. anyway i have been missing the whole boating thing lately and looking to get back in it and want something fun with a jet. i checked boattrader and found this ad.
    Used 1977 Omega Cruise, Russells Point OH - 101655048 - BoatTrader.com
    i also found this site in researching it and would appreciate any help. thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysoncraftkid View Post
    first let me say hello and that i am from ohio. i grew up around boats, mainly a 76 rayson craft with a 427 in it. learned to ski behind that thing, LOL. anyway i have been missing the whole boating thing lately and looking to get back in it and want something fun with a jet. i checked boattrader and found this ad.
    Used 1977 Omega Cruise, Russells Point OH - 101655048 - BoatTrader.com
    i also found this site in researching it and would appreciate any help. thanks in advance.
    Looks nice whats the price?
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    they are asking $6995.00 but i am sure i can beat them up a little.

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    Nice looking boat! will not be a speed demon but a good family deal! Being that it has a jacuzzi pump I would ask for a water test prior to purchase! Price would be my next concern. It already has an early BBC which in most marine apps would be the good stuff and easy to upgrade. Not engine wise but basically rebuild and bolt ons. Mark

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    the family boat thing is the idea, i have three kids and want them to grow up and enjoy the lake just like i did. i was thinking the same thing about the motor being easy to go through and upgrade if needed. thanks for the replies as well.

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    i really like daycruisers, and that one looks ok. but with a jacuzzi yj, i would keep looking. just sayin...

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    what is the problem with the yj? i am new to jets and dont want something i am going to have to constantly work on and not enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysoncraftkid View Post
    what is the problem with the yj? i am new to jets and dont want something i am going to have to constantly work on and not enjoy.
    Thats the reason I advised a water test prior to purchase! If you hammer the throttle on that boat and it blows a hole in the water and rpm go sky high probably will need a rebuild. Again the purchase price has alot to do with it! A good rebuild on that pump is going to be about 1500.00 dollars and then it will be good for a few years if you watch the depth of water and dry run time. The jacuzzi is not a bad pump for that hull and weight but again it depends on a water test. Mark

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    thanks ol guy, i will def check it out in the water when i go to see it. i will keep the forum informed of what i find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysoncraftkid View Post
    what is the problem with the yj? i am new to jets and dont want something i am going to have to constantly work on and not enjoy.
    there are basically 2 different type design pumps you will find in a daycruiser. a jacuzzi yj and panther's are axial flow pumps that basically are propellers inside an eclosure. if they are very fresh, they can move a lot of volume at a relatively low velocity (compared to axial flow). but mainly, they are not very efficient. anyone intent on having a boat with a yj eventually has an energizer kit installed. it isn't inexpensive, but it converts the yjwill work like what is called a mixed flow.

    a berk/dom/amt, etc., and even a jacuzzi wj, is referred to as a "mixed flow". they are single stage centrifugal pumps that will also move a lot of volume, but at much higher velocitys. these pumps, with tolerances within spec, are significantly more efficient than the axial flow pumps. even the jacuzzi website will tell you their pumps will be "much more efficient" with energizer kits, which speaks volumes.

    the other thing about a yj is, if you don't know when the last time was that it was apart (and you never really do unless you did it), they can be a super major pita compared to the other pumps. and even if someone finally gets it apart to repair/replace whatever needs to be repaired/replaced, it's the same thing when it's back together unless an energizer kit is added.

    having said all that, there are plenty of people with energized yj's that get plenty of enjoyment out of their boats. but at least understand what you'd be getting into before you jump...

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