So I'm looking at a little jet boat a friend has, which I am probably going to pick up.
It's a 74 Anthony 19' with a 460 Ford and a Jacuzzi WJ/B
First of all, who is Anthony? I've never heard of them. Good looking hull, has quarter stringers and a small gas tank under the bow. Were they a splash of a more popular hull? I couldn't find much through searching.
Second is the pump. I know a lot of people don't like Jacuzzi pumps but I'm not looking to set records. I'm just looking for 65mph or so on the river. Is it possible with a stock pump if it's tight? I understand back in the day these pumps could do 100+ with work and a good hull? What kind of HP am I looking at? 450 or so?
Right now the pump has two angle rings on it angling the nozzle upwards, seems kinda odd. I didn't have anything to measure the angle with. Any thoughts from the jet gurus out there?