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    Heyguys i have a 78 brendella jet boat with a jacuzzi 12wj and a bbf. I would like to swap it to a berkeley pump. What are my options? What pump should i use? how hard of a job is this? any help would really be Appreciated thanks a lot for your help.

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    Not hard at all I swaped my wj for a Dominator If you havent bought a pump yet try to get a jg or equal ,maybe with a shoe and plate is a plus.
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    The "Swap" your refering to is relatively simple, the intake opening/cutout fo the WJ is a little bit smaller than that for a Berkeley standard intake, Intake "Set up" vs bottom is critical If you elect to do this call we will happily help Weve done Berks to Panthers,Jacuzzi's,Drakes, IO's Outboards ... got lots of pics and pictorials of you need them Tom

    this is a Panther to Berkely done this past month


    this is a Drake to Berk


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    Quote Originally Posted by 78-Brendella View Post
    Heyguys i have a 78 brendella jet boat with a jacuzzi 12wj and a bbf. I would like to swap it to a berkeley pump. What are my options? What pump should i use? how hard of a job is this? any help would really be Appreciated thanks a lot for your help.
    Why change? There is nothing wrong with Jacuzzi pumps. Use your boat, have fun. A boat with a Berkley, less engine, will come along cheap and will be a lot less hassle than the swap over....Not to mention the down time you're looking at with summer right around the corner. Jacuzzi pumps work just fine.......Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Why change? There is nothing wrong with Jacuzzi pumps. Use your boat, have fun. A boat with a Berkley, less engine, will come along cheap and will be a lot less hassle than the swap over....Not to mention the down time you're looking at with summer right around the corner. Jacuzzi pumps work just fine.......Ray
    Ditto. Unless you are going racing with 900+ hp, I doubt you will see the difference. Of course if you just want to change to do it, then go for it. My WJ with 800 hp went high 90's(in a Brendella too)...lots of potential in that pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Why change? There is nothing wrong with Jacuzzi pumps. Use your boat, have fun. A boat with a Berkley, less engine, will come along cheap and will be a lot less hassle than the swap over....Not to mention the down time you're looking at with summer right around the corner. Jacuzzi pumps work just fine.......Ray
    Actually I agree Ray ! just playing to the swap question , I got a Miller with a WJ runs 78 ,gets there quick, and then theres the "WJ energizer kit ,sent out three this week Very popular and alot less "grunt than the "swap"

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    i was under the impression that the jaccuzzi wasn't a very good pump. Thank you guys for setting me straight. Tom i will be giving you a call to discuss and energizer kit. thanks a lot guys

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    Let me know if we can help !


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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Looks like "a few" things" were changed Tom, nice work!

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    Thanks Rod !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Let me know if we can help !

    How much does an energizer kit usually run for a panther jet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78-Brendella View Post
    i was under the impression that the jaccuzzi wasn't a very good pump. Thank you guys for setting me straight. Tom i will be giving you a call to discuss and energizer kit. thanks a lot guys
    might be worth adding that jaccuzzi made two different pumps , the YJ axial flow was a high volume pump that was ok for slower heavy boats and skiing , but a dog for top-end performance , and the WJ mixed flow pressure pump that as has been said will perform similar to a Berkeley .
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 If your ran a cammer your odds of finishing WERE ZERO.

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    There is a few differences that make the swap worth it . The first being tunable upgrades, loaders ,shoes, rideplate, impeller choices Secondly the Berkley, Dominator ,American turbine is just a better pump. Here is how it worked for me , bought my boat built a Bad ass OLDS. and walked all over the wj , Spent a ton of money rebuilding the wj but was not able to get the speed out of it I was looking for along with poor tunability.Instaled a Dominator with all the goods. Whent to the lake and wet my self .Took the Olds out and put in a mild 10:1 468 and am able to run 78 on gps fully loaded. My point being a donkey cant compete as a race horse, but a race horse can compete as a donkey.

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