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    how can i tell which berkeley jet is on my boat? on a side note, where can i go for information on how to "properly" drive a jet boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    how can i tell which berkeley jet is on my boat? on a side note, where can i go for information on how to "properly" drive a jet boat?

    On the top of your drive should be a tag. However your bowl could have changed. Just post some pics and someone will pipe up...


    As far as driving.. Gas should be on the floor.. Forward and reverse on your left and trim either on the floor steering wheel or dash.. To get out of the hole just mash the gas.. Dont let up off the gas to much in a turn or you will lose all control of steering. These things only turn when they have the jet pushing them. Dont run in too shallow or rocky of water (You will suck shit up) unless you dont mind rebuidling your engine and pump.


    and most importantly dont hit shit.

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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    The Berkeley website has a section that has some good tips on how to maneuver a jet boat and how to drive one, and also lots of good information about caring for your jet drive.
    HJ

    ***FOR SALE*** 1978 19' Full Stringer Hawaiian Molokai Jet Boat w/ Berkeley 12JC-AB and Chevy 440 Tall Deck ***FOR SALE***

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    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    The Berkeley website has a section that has some good tips on how to maneuver a jet boat and how to drive one, and also lots of good information about caring for your jet drive.
    gotta link (to the driving tips)? i searched the site and didn't see it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    gotta link (to the driving tips)? i searched the site and didn't see it?

    http://www.berkeleyjet.com/


    This is from my jet boat book.


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    i found the berkeley site. what i cannot find there, or anywhere else on the web is driving tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    i found the berkeley site. what i cannot find there, or anywhere else on the web is driving tips.

    I gave you the basic controls. What else are you looking for.. Its pretty simple. If you can drive a car you can drive a jet boat.. Are you looking for tips on how to handle wakes or chop or other dangerous situations or just basic operations?

    Edit: this is the only thing i found on berks website.

    http://www.berkeleyjet.com/Instructi...aintenance.pdf
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    here is another snipit out of that jet boat manual i got.. Not alot of info but just some basic stuff...



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    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    i found the berkeley site. what i cannot find there, or anywhere else on the web is driving tips.
    Sorry didn't have time to throw up the link when I posted earlier. But here it is.

    Features of the Berkeley Jet Drive
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    Oh yeah, Forgot to mention that the hull is a special mixture of speedcote, herculiner and rain-x, all blended together- good for another 8 mph top end.

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    The pump in your boat is a berk JE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    how can i tell which berkeley jet is on my boat? on a side note, where can i go for information on how to "properly" drive a jet boat?



    How to drive a jetboat...

    Here is how I drive mine; Go to gas station that sells 100 AKI fuel and fill both tanks to the top, also fill 6, 5 gal. gas cans to the top as well.

    Go to lake and get a Quagga muscle inspection put boat in water and start engine, once warmed up, switch to the other tank cause your out of gas on that tank, hammer the gas to the floor, run engine at 5200 RPM for ten minutes, get ticket for being too damn loud, turn around and go back to dock and add two of the 5 gal. gas cans to each tank, but do so with boat on trailer because filling boats in the water is against Cali. law Put boat back in water, hammer gas to the floor for ten minutes, get a speeding ticket because of the 35 MPH speed limit , switch tanks, go back to docks...repeat.

    After last cans of gas are burned up, put boat back on trailer, find metal and or water in the oil, go home and rebuild it ...repeat...

    This is how I have done it for several years, so pretty sure it is the way it's done

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
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    How to drive a jetboat...

    Here is how I drive mine; Go to gas station that sells 100 AKI fuel and fill both tanks to the top, also fill 6, 5 gal. gas cans to the top as well.

    Go to lake and get a Quagga muscle inspection put boat in water and start engine, once warmed up, switch to the other tank cause your out of gas on that tank, hammer the gas to the floor, run engine at 5200 RPM for ten minutes, get ticket for being too damn loud, turn around and go back to dock and add two of the 5 gal. gas cans to each tank, but do so with boat on trailer because filling boats in the water is against Cali. law Put boat back in water, hammer gas to the floor for ten minutes, get a speeding ticket because of the 35 MPH speed limit , switch tanks, go back to docks...repeat.

    After last cans of gas are burned up, put boat back on trailer, find metal and or water in the oil, go home and rebuild it ...repeat...

    This is how I have done it for several years, so pretty sure it is the way it's done

    Good luck!

    GT
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    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
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    How to drive a jetboat...

    Here is how I drive mine; Go to gas station that sells 100 AKI fuel and fill both tanks to the top, also fill 6, 5 gal. gas cans to the top as well.

    Go to lake and get a Quagga muscle inspection put boat in water and start engine, once warmed up, switch to the other tank cause your out of gas on that tank, hammer the gas to the floor, run engine at 5200 RPM for ten minutes, get ticket for being too damn loud, turn around and go back to dock and add two of the 5 gal. gas cans to each tank, but do so with boat on trailer because filling boats in the water is against Cali. law Put boat back in water, hammer gas to the floor for ten minutes, get a speeding ticket because of the 35 MPH speed limit , switch tanks, go back to docks...repeat.

    After last cans of gas are burned up, put boat back on trailer, find metal and or water in the oil, go home and rebuild it ...repeat...

    This is how I have done it for several years, so pretty sure it is the way it's done

    Good luck!

    GT

    Thats pretty darn funny right there.. But you forgot breaking down and needing to get towed in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
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    How to drive a jetboat...

    Here is how I drive mine; Go to gas station that sells 100 AKI fuel and fill both tanks to the top, also fill 6, 5 gal. gas cans to the top as well.

    Go to lake and get a Quagga muscle inspection put boat in water and start engine, once warmed up, switch to the other tank cause your out of gas on that tank, hammer the gas to the floor, run engine at 5200 RPM for ten minutes, get ticket for being too damn loud, turn around and go back to dock and add two of the 5 gal. gas cans to each tank, but do so with boat on trailer because filling boats in the water is against Cali. law Put boat back in water, hammer gas to the floor for ten minutes, get a speeding ticket because of the 35 MPH speed limit , switch tanks, go back to docks...repeat.

    After last cans of gas are burned up, put boat back on trailer, find metal and or water in the oil, go home and rebuild it ...repeat...

    This is how I have done it for several years, so pretty sure it is the way it's done

    Good luck!

    GT
    You just about nailed it but you forgot one thing, On the way to the lake you feel a bump on the free way , look in the side view mirror and see your trailer tire flying all over the road way. If your lucky and have a tandem axle trailer, you limp to the off ramp, look for tire shop. If you have a single axle trailer you leave your boat on the side of the road , remove the wheel and go find a tire shop.... Oh and its Interstate 5 and 105 degrees in Redding.....

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