Hello fellow jet boaters,
I'm new here and to jet boats, from Alabama, anyone else from the southeast.
I would like to get alittle help before I end up making an uneducated decission on buying this jet boat. I found this boat on craigslist for 600. It is setup for a BBC it has all the engine mounting plates and everything else needed to put an engine back in it. Supposedly all it needs is an engine. I was told it is a 1979 20' stinger. That is all the seller knows, and said that is all it has on the title. I have not been to inspect this boat (going tomorrow). Can anyone tell me anything about it, or about stinger jetboats? Also can anyone identify the jet drive by the pictures? In doing little research I found that there are boats with full stringers and short stringers, some where the engine bolts straight to the stringer and some with aluminum rails. I'm not sure what this boat has yet. What should I pay speacial attention to, I know to inspect the floor, transom and stringers if there accessible. I dont know what to look for on the jetdrive, how to inspect it or what to look for. I know the boat needs seats someone put automotive seats in it. Boat comes with trailer and everything for 600. I want to get into jet boating as a fall/winter project looking forward to building another engine. Would appreciate help from you guys. Pictures are attached. Thanks JBM