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    Default New member with Crusader, now with pics

    Hi.
    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.


    Last edited by malgobay; 04-15-2009 at 04:09 AM. Reason: adding pics

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    Typical new to you bs. Every boat for sale has a rebuilt motor. I got bit too. How about some pics of the boat?

    Oh yeah-welcome to the site!
    "He is a lover, not a fighter. But he's also a fighter, so dont get any ideas."

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    I have an 89 Crusader...great boat.

    Welcome aboard.

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    Default Here´s some pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Brendellajet View Post
    Typical new to you bs. Every boat for sale has a rebuilt motor. I got bit too. How about some pics of the boat?

    Oh yeah-welcome to the site!
    Yes it is dirty.

    http://s600.photobucket.com/albums/tt82/malgobay/

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    You must have one of the few jetboats in Sweden? Water looks pretty good. No other boats around and no wakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    You must have one of the few jetboats in Sweden? Water looks pretty good. No other boats around and no wakes.

    I would guess about 20 jets in sweden. The water is still a bit mean on the hull , but in about 3 weeks its full speed ahead.

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    Congratulations on your purchase. The motor sounds strong in the video and the boat seems to ride real nice.

    Welcome to the boards.

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    Hello and welcome to the PB boards . We've (JBP) have sold Jets and parts to Sweden and "surrounds" for years ,We recently shipped a boat to Germany as well , and last year one of my Swedish customers stopped by on holiday to buy parts .Too bad you folks can't all hook up ! you could be the Euro jet boat association? Tom

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    Welcome to the site. Nice boat.






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