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    Default Who and how much to set my pump back??

    I picked up a father/son project (73 Kona) and was thinking of having someone set the pump back.
    Hull is in good shape with full stringers and capped.
    I was not going to do this,
    But ,do not want to do it after the boat is done and painted.(or wish I had it done)
    Question one. Is it worth it?
    I do not race and I have been in many fast jets that were not set back and some real fast jets that were set back.
    I do not see the boat getting raced unless there is a class for a 14 yr old.......

    Any way I am in Riverside county and can take it anywhere in SoCal for work.

    Who does it and how much does it run????


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    Consider setting the pump back yourself, a father/son project would be cool.
    Some here have done it...I'm sure they will chime in.
    PS don't bust all the way out the back >
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    My son and I set mine back this past winter. It was great fun
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    Welcome to the boards , we have three of these in process right now call or pm if you need info or help Tom

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    No real "need" to do it on your hull as it will cost $$ and no real return on investment.......but.......I do like the idea of a father/son deal if you go forward with it. Would be a good experience for both of you if you are able to see it through w/ little issues (being able to make/modify your own parts to fit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    No real "need" to do it on your hull as it will cost $$ and no real return on investment.......but.......I do like the idea of a father/son deal if you go forward with it. Would be a good experience for both of you if you are able to see it through w/ little issues (being able to make/modify your own parts to fit)
    I second that.
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    Just make sure that if you do decide to do it yourself, that you do it on a level surface.

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    Hey, thanks for the reply's.
    This could be a father/son project for next winter.
    As I wondered if would really help or just look cool.
    I want him to know much as possible just in case dad is not around in years to come.
    We are building the motor now and still sanding/stripping the hull as we speak.

    Thanks again


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    Imo, Setting The Pump Back Doesn't Really Do A Whole Lot For The Performance Of A Shallow V Hull With A Stock,or Mildly Built Motor, But Get The Cleanout Out Of The Boat. If You Get Some Thing In The Pump, You Dont Have To Take The Boat Out Of The Water. Or Worry About Sinking The Boat When You Take The Handhole Cover Off. I Put The Aluminum Plates On The Back Of Mine And Got Rid Of The Berkeley Shroud. I Like The Look, And I Did It My Self. If You Have A Question Dont Be Affraid To Ask. The Boat Gurus On Here Will Help You Out!!!!!! Good Luck, It Will Be A Cool Boat When You Get It Done.

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    if you want to take it out to randy... dragster19... he is starting mine tonight.... look for pic's
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1975DiMarco490ci View Post
    if you want to take it out to randy... dragster19... he is starting mine tonight.... look for pic's

    That's a pretty long pull for that. CA - AZ 300 miles
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    Also part of the idea(they way I understand it) is by moving the pump back, you can move the motor back. That changes your center of gravity, allowing you to get the boat" less wet". Like other have said probably isn't going to make a huge difference, but to me it's all about the little things adding up(hopefully). I've also heard part of the advantage is it makes the boat think it's bigger than it is,some hulls respond better to this than others(so I've heard again). Good luck with whatever you decide. The added interior room is also a bonus.
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    Setting the pump back is not really that hard. Just take Your time and take lots of measurements!
    Check out this thread. It is the same hull as Your's....H

    http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=10678

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