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    Default NJBA Race Results September 28 2014

    September 29, 2014

    Hello People

    Just wanted to say that the 1000 foot course is more than a notion, the 149 Tsunami was consistent at being too fast.
    Our numbers were: 5.762, 5.866, 5.800 and after Cyclone Speed & Marine, Jim Brock worked his option on the last qualifying run, 6.003.
    The Tsunami qualified #1, but in the finals, the air was better and broke out - 5.829.

    Thanks to my Team

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    I feel your pain Willis.

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    Just wanted to let you know the parts list that was rendered useless:
    The Competition Aggressor Bowl had 4 vanes on the intake side that were in need of repair
    The exit side of the bowl had 1 vane that was destroyed, and 3 that needed repair - cracks
    The brass impeller, salvageable

    I guess BP was correct, time to change the input so my outcome will have different results that don’t "ouch" so much

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    HELLO

    WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU RUN A BRONZE IMPELLER WITH YOUR POWER ??
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    October 4, 2014

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    Back in the day, Dave Jones was supposed to make some SS Impellers but they never were poured,
    plus he was my sponsor along with Cyclone Speed and Marine.

    The Aggressor parts worked fine for a long time.

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    I can relate to your pain. When we were running the Aggressor bowls, we carried three of them ready to go all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis View Post
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    Back in the day, Dave Jones was supposed to make some SS Impellers but they never were poured,
    plus he was my sponsor along with Cyclone Speed and Marine.

    The Aggressor parts worked fine for a long time.

    Willis

    It's a bummer that Dave Jones' finished product never lived up to the hype. The Aggressor parts had features I really liked such as the dual water feed suction housing, high-flow bowl etc. but the parts flat out failed over and over again. The first suction housing I ran broke at the bearing support, which allowed the impeller to bury itself into the wear ring. The first droop I had was drilled 20-degrees crooked. I blew up a bronze impeller and had several bowls where the front and rear veins tore out out. I will say this, I had one of the few Aggressor stainless steel impellers that were produced and it was probably the hardest biting impeller I've ever run.

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    I broke off the Aggr bearing housing on my personal boat and one on the purple boat too.
    I agree on the SS impellers. I had a couple of them too, and that's all we ever ran in Joeys 1st boat.
    They had some good ideas, but no quality control over the parts they were producing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    It's a bummer that Dave Jones' finished product never lived up to the hype. The Aggressor parts had features I really liked such as the dual water feed suction housing, high-flow bowl etc. but the parts flat out failed over and over again. The first suction housing I ran broke at the bearing support, which allowed the impeller to bury itself into the wear ring. The first droop I had was drilled 20-degrees crooked. I blew up a bronze impeller and had several bowls where the front and rear veins tore out out. I will say this, I had one of the few Aggressor stainless steel impellers that were produced and it was probably the hardest biting impeller I've ever run.
    Why did you accept the 20 degree crooked snoot.?
    I had pick mine out of several in Dave's bin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    I broke off the Aggr bearing housing on my personal boat and one on the purple boat too.
    I agree on the SS impellers. I had a couple of them too, and that's all we ever ran in Joeys 1st boat.
    They had some good ideas, but no quality control over the parts they were producing.
    If Aggressor's part were NFG,Why were you selling JUNK ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCE680 View Post
    Why did you accept the 20 degree crooked snoot.I had pick mine out of several in Dave's bin.
    Bought it, powdercoated it, went to install it the day before my first trip out in the new boat and when i bolted it up it was crooked. Dave made it right. He always made things right. He is a great guy. But when you spend dough having his parts detailed and they break over and over again it does get old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    Bought it, powdercoated it, went to install it the day before my first trip out in the new boat and when i bolted it up it was crooked.

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    I remember see that thing at Tom's shop. It was canted to the right if I remember correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis View Post
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    I remember see that thing at Tom's shop. It was canted to the right if I remember correctly

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    You have a great memory, Willis. By the way, congrats on the fast numbers in the Cracker Attacker!

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    If Aggressor's part were NFG,Why were you selling JUNK ?
    I'm not totally knocking Aggressor. Dave was a great guy and we had a good relationship. When we first started selling Aggressor parts, we had good luck with them. Later on down the road Manny quit working for him, that is when the quality control problems started. That's when I quit selling them.

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