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    Default My First Gullwing Ride.....

    ....And it was mine!
    First off thanks to everyone for going on and on about thier Gullwings, and how awsome of a ride they are!
    Because of all of you on these forums I knew my next boat had to be a Gullwing if I wanted another performance boat.
    I bought this boat 2 weeks ago. (Never even rode in one of these before) Drove out to Oklahoma (20hrs there) picked it up and drove back (24hrs with 4hrs sleep). I had enough time to back it into my driveway, hop into my work truck and head into work Saturday night. I know, crazy! Never doing that again!
    Today: I went out to lake Piru, one of our local lakes which is known to be blown out. While driving I looked down apon the lake. F--in white caps I could see, but right next to the dam was a glassy spot. I thought what the hell its 92* and I really wanted to drive this thing (still cant believe I waited 2 weeks for this). It took very little effort to get this boat up on plane, it rode on top of the choppy water so smooth. The ride is nothing compared to any of my past V hull boats. The ride quality is there so now I just have to work on EVERYTHING else! The rigging, motor, pump...ect...pretty much everything.
    The boat: 1987 TX 19 Condor. 2000 Gen.5 454, w/ Comp Cams 292dur., .550 lift (int. & exh.) Holley 850cfm. MSD ignition.
    Dominator MB12S Pump with shoe & ride plate.
    Thats pretty much all I know right now. From the performance today I can tell the motor and pump need some serious freshing up but hey, its a start!





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    Congrats Nate. I can honestly say..........the more you drive it, the more you're gonna like it.

    Nice looking ride.

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    Sounds like you found a keeper Nate .

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    congrats man condors are good boats, the bottoms are pretty thick compared to others. if that pump is stock, that droop is a dominator droop with a dominator place divertor. you'll find out that the sockert in the droop and ball of the divertor are larger on those pieces then what they make today. a new place divertor will not fit that droop, it'll have a large gap all the way around the divertor and just blow out orings as soon as ya step on the pedal. the rideplate will be warped all to hell by now too, put a straight edge on it and you'll see. i miss my 87 condor but see it often and the new owner keeps in touch. all those condors with dominator pumps were set-up the same way, no matter what motor the customer picked. another fyi, your suction housing is the dominator with the small wearring, a berkely sized wearring will not fit in the suction housing.

    check the tanks and make sure the fiberglass holding them down is still goood. when i got my condor they were both flopping around in there

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    Nice looking TX.I have one and IMO think they are one the best all around Lake and Performance jet boats on the water.I use to run a CP 18 tunnel that was great for cove racing but wasn't worth sh_t in big open water.The lake I run on is at least over 30 miles across it and the TX is the way to go.My TX now run comparable to the CP I had, and weighs a hell of a lot more.

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    Nate, I will be glad to share what little I know!!!

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    Nice Hot Rod Nate Congratulations !

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    Nice work Nate!!! Who the hell would ever go to Piru??? Soon enough we will be able to do that again, its been a long summer already
    I'll paddle my flat before I drive anything else!

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    Nice boat Nate. Oklahoma is a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG haul. The good news is I have brown vinyl. You never sent me your adress but now I am pretty sure I know why. I am not really sure what other color would go good on there. Very nice boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Nice Hot Rod Nate Congratulations !
    JBP- thanks for the fast service on the rack and pinion steering! Delivered to my house the very next day, and it was the same size as my old one (I never measured it).

    IMPATIENT 1 - thanks for the heads up with my set up.

    Boost- thanks for keeping a watchful eye out for any gullwing that came up forsale....(I still wish I bought that Green CP)

    Moneysucker - Check is in the mail for some Gullwing stickers!

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It's going to be a project boat, just not sure how much of it I can do (limited on space and time).
    I did get a GPS # on it...a blistering 62.4mph!! I have ALOT of work to do!

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    So are you comin out to Castaic Sunday?






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    When I die I want to go nice and peaceful in my sleep like Grandpa did, not screaming like the other passengers in His car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGAMIST View Post
    So are you comin out to Castaic Sunday?
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    I have to work this weekend. Not going to have another weekend off untill Labor Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n8dawg View Post
    I have to work this weekend. Not going to have another weekend off untill Labor Day.


    That sucks! We'll have to do it another time.



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    When I die I want to go nice and peaceful in my sleep like Grandpa did, not screaming like the other passengers in His car.

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    Congrats Nate, the boat looks sweeeet.

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