Hey guys I'm the new guy to the site as well as new to the jet boat world, I have been reading this site for the past 3 days non stop. I recently acquired a Mantra jet boat from my father in law. To the best of my knowledge he stated its a 1978 and is 18ft. It has a berkeley jet drive still in the boat and i am working on putting the 454 back in it. However as I have roamed through the site and internet its almost impossible to find info on the Mantra boats. I have ripped out all of the old torn up interior and ripped the carpet off the floor. As i am looking around i see most of the boats have a sub floor in them, is this just for certain boats or is this an upgrade. I have attached a few pics of the ole work in progress.
Hey noticed you have a project on your hands simmilar to mine. I have a 86 Mantra 19 foot jetboat. Its a long goin project that has been put on the back burner slowly accumulating parts and pieces to get it done. In case they help i have some pictures of my boat in its poor condition. I had to remove basically all wood in my boat. Heres a link to my post http://www.performanceboats.com/pain...tten-wood.html