I tried to post this earlier, but for some reason, the post didn't show up. Let me try again.
I've been away from jet boats for a while, but lately I've been thinking more and more about getting back in the game, now that my kids are a little older, and have a little (very little) extra money.
I've had several jet boats in the past, including a '77 Marlin, a 79-ish Kachina project, an 80-ish Earl Smith Gullwing, and a 90-something 19' CP Gullwing open bow. I used to be on the RealJetBoats message board, the Hot Boats board, and a couple of others along the way, along with a lot of you folks who's screen names I still recognize.
Anyway, I find myself in the mood for more of a "family friendly" boat, something along the lines of a 20' Spectra or similar hull (I like the rounded nose and classic lines of the Spectras). I'm looking for an open bow, closed engine compartment, Berk or clone jet, and Ford or Chevy Power. All level of projects, from "basket case" to "finished boat" are on the radar screeen.
I just wanted to say that it's good to be back into a jet boat state of mind.