Bought my first jet just a couple of weeks ago.
Its a 1980 crusader with a 454 and a berkley pump.
The boat seemed to be in ok shape, part from some minor scratches.
The engine where supposedly newly rebuilt, but after running it on the garden-hose about 15min i found some grey "mist" on the dipstick....
Hmmmm, not fun.
Pulled it apart and found a busted headgasket, no big deal.
Put it back together after changing some baerings and gaskets, and putting in arp main and head studs.
It pulled 482bhp at 5400rpm on the flywheel on my uncles dyno, after a bit of tinkering, and i feel its ready for action.
Got some videos from the previous owners.