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    We are new to the jet boat scene and aquired a '79 YoungBlood TX20. It has a hull ID#JBN000150579 which from what I have read so far means it's a 15th built boat in '79 and came out of production in may. Could be wrong but we are trying to find more info. We took it out a few times had fun but it's killed starter again lol. 14:1 compression can do that lmao. Well posting pics of the start of a rebuild project. Going to finish pulling motor and going to strip down hull and refinish and fix anything I find along the way. Anyone have suggestions to fix this old gal up??? Do it once do it right with this is what we want. Hope some of you can lend a hand with info. Thanks and have a great Labor Day weekend!!!!!
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    Nice 20 if u want to know anything and everything about youngbloods go to Activity Stream - Element Media Design but im almost for sure u are right. Has ur TX 20 had any keel work done to bottom and what kind of shoe does it have on back of intake? As far as as bringing it back hard to tell in pic but u might be able to sand the hull and then just sh
    Shoot clear over it. Sand with like 1000 grit or so. Int looks sharp I like the diamond stich. Keep the pic coming u running a high torc mini starter ? also u could make some transom plates and get rid of that big Berkley box around the pump it would make it cleaner looking chrome the pump or paint it black. FYI those TX20 are super thin in the middle of the keels so becareful. Good luck have fun with it. They ride damn nice at 100+ mph.
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    Nice find! I think that it is best to restore the youngbloods in as close to original as possible as it is concerned for the gel. Gearhead here on the boards has done many projects with these hulls and has vast knowledge of the history of these hulls. keep the gel original, update the rigging, and it will make a nice piece. Looks like it is riding on the original panther trailer as well. keep the pics coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wafobaby View Post
    Nice 20 if u want to know anything and everything about youngbloods go to Activity Stream - Element Media Design but im almost for sure u are right. Has ur TX 20 had any keel work done to bottom and what kind of shoe does it have on back of intake? As far as as bringing it back hard to tell in pic but u might be able to sand the hull and then just sh
    Shoot clear over it. Sand with like 1000 grit or so. Int looks sharp I like the diamond stich. Keep the pic coming u running a high torc mini starter ? also u could make some transom plates and get rid of that big Berkley box around the pump it would make it cleaner looking chrome the pump or paint it black. FYI those TX20 are super thin in the middle of the keels so becareful. Good luck have fun with it. They ride damn nice at 100+ mph.
    Yes using high torque starter but come to find out the guy before me put starter in with regular bolts, not shouldered or even graded. Needless to say bolts bent and killed fly wheel and chewed teeth up on starter. Find another race flywheel and ordered starter. Was hoping to hit water one more time but may not make it. Did these come with clear or gel coat. The shine almost looks like peeled off upper part.. Idk will dig deeper. As to the shoe he gave me one that takes a larger scoop for racing along with the race nozzle. Told me to leave setup on there for now to get used to it with the place diverter..

    As far as the trailer from the other post it is the original one still with the cabot industries stickers and all. Unfortunatley tag with vin partly destroyed so vin number missing three digits in middle. oh well.. The youngblood web site you guys told me about is actually where I went first to find info originally.. I see picks there of things people have done but all a bit different. What rigging should I be looking into? Thanks again.

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