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    Default The 17 nears completion.......

    had some time to get rigging on the boat this weekend and made alot of progress, wont be long now!

    Pretty typical rig for one of our 17's except im using a different flooring material and did some custom things in the dash area etc

    Should be jumping beaverdams etc pretty soon now
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    What kind of paint on the top?Is it going to have a sbc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMI View Post
    What kind of paint on the top?Is it going to have a sbc?
    Zolatone, its what we use on all the Outlaw boats, really durable and pefect for what one does with a 17 X Sport lol Lets face it these boats dont exactly get babied! The Onyx was the only colour that I liked enough to try it. I dont think its ever been put on a 17 Sport

    The motor is all Merc! 240 Sportjet, pretty good package for this type of boat, 2 aboard she does a hair over 60 mph and isnt too hard on the back when it comes time to push, and lets face it that happens more than you'd think!
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    you guys are tooooo rough on those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMI View Post
    you guys are tooooo rough on those things.
    You're not rough enough.
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    ***FOR SALE*** 1978 19' Full Stringer Hawaiian Molokai Jet Boat w/ Berkeley 12JC-AB and Chevy 440 Tall Deck ***FOR SALE***

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    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    There are not any rocky rivers here in FL just hitting gators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMI View Post
    There are not any rocky rivers here in FL just hitting gators.
    hmmmm, that may be interesting LOL

    Seriously tho I think one of the most insane rides I ever had was with my buddy Mark in Michigan (in the picture with his white 17 X Sport) running through a marshy area with bulrush's about 3 feet high. I believe we were making a run with jumper cables and a second battery to "charge" it but man what a rush it was! Mark really knew those side channels which were only 8-10 feet wide at times. We came flying around one corner and almost hit a deer that we'd spooked which had jumped into the water right in front of us LOL

    The 17 doesnt need rocks to be fun, just tight channels where 50 mph suddenly feels like 150

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    Where's this at? That's a very nice picture!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    Where's this at? That's a very nice picture!!!

    Thats a good customer of ours up in Alaska, they are responsible for more than a few pretty unreal pictures that have come out way. Here's another real gem
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    Don't fall in that water!!! Makes me cold just looking at it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    not to be too far off subject but what would one of the 21 tunnels do with about 800 hp big block in one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78CoLeBBF View Post
    not to be too far off subject but what would one of the 21 tunnels do with about 800 hp big block in one
    Most likely 105+ depending on setup.

    The owners race boat has seen high teens with somewhere between 8-900 (its not exactly "known" ) and thats with two guys and race setup, 63 gal fuel tanks cage etc

    A 720 HP 572 can make one hit 100,set up correctly. We should get VAMI from Florida to post up some #'s of his rig.

    The bare hull is 640 lbs standard and the lighweight 525 (with intake)

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    what are your 21's running price know with a intake for a berk in them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78CoLeBBF View Post
    what are your 21's running price know with a intake for a berk in them
    Bare hull is $13500 with intake and 9 bar grate. lightweight model is an extra $620 and the FX lightweight is $925 (85 and 105 lbs lighter)

    We'll sell the hull completely bare or at any stage of rigging all the way to turnkey. We "can" sell the boat without an intake altho for those not familiar with aluminum boats and our tunnel design I would highly and strongly suggest going with a setup based on our recommendations at least to start. There are many many hours of racing in these hulls and generally we have a good idea what works and doesnt.

    I was out in a 19 X Sport last nite with a healthy 434 SBC and wow what a boat. pulled really hard and was hitting high 70's before we were encountering loading issues. Once its setup it should be a potent boat and run in the mid/high 80's. previous owner with a similar 434 was seeing 88 with it. I kinda laughed when I first saw the paint scheme but it grew on me fast! Ill post a few pics when i have them(sorry for the crappy phone pictures the boat is most definitely orange)

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