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    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?
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    Tony (Anthony Boats) started out working for Tahiti boats back in the day. His hulls were splashed from other boat manuf.

    The company went out of business in 1980 or 81

    Oldrigger may have more information on Anthony Boats

    Here is my 1976 Anthony 18'

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    Philofab , Congratulations on your aquisition Sure it will make a nice project for you We've repaired and serviced a few Anthonys over the years for folks , re the Jacuzzi Wj , its a good solid Jet in both stock and modified forms When tight and built right it will produce performance rivaling its Berk type brothers . the "plates" you speak of are likley "up" wedges some one has used to "tune " the jet drive nozzle between the nozzle adaptor and back of the bowl flange . Those "plates" are kind of rare and hard to come by anymore . 65 is not unreasonable with some work and some HP . I'd say drive the boat as is and assess the performance then make possibly make changes accordingly Tom
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    Thanks for the info! I'm just trying to get a rough idea of this boat so I can put a motor together that will suit it. The current 460 seized for some reason, but I have another motor I was planning on installing that I know the history of.

    What kind of RPM should this motor like to make power at? I was thinking around 4500-5K with a nice torque curve from bottom.

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    Philofab , Congratulations on your aquisition Sure it will make a nice project for you We've repaired and serviced a few Anthonys over the years for folks , re the Jacuzzi Wj , its a good solid Jet in both stock and modified forms When tight and built right it will produce performance rivaling its Berk type brothers . the "plates" you speak of are likley "up" wedges some one has used to "tune " the jet drive nozzle between the nozzle adaptor and back of the bowl flange . Those "plates" are kind of rare and hard to come by anymore . 65 is not unreasonable with some work and some HP . I'd say drive the boat as is and assess the performance then make possibly make changes accordingly Tom
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    lets see some pics of the boat & also the jet ...460's in mild form (cam, manif, carb, ign) make good power! & are very reliable for lake/river use

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    Quote Originally Posted by philofab View Post
    Thanks for the info! I'm just trying to get a rough idea of this boat so I can put a motor together that will suit it. The current 460 seized for some reason, but I have another motor I was planning on installing that I know the history of.

    What kind of RPM should this motor like to make power at? I was thinking around 4500-5K with a nice torque curve from bottom.
    In stock form which was 320 hp these would typically turn a Berk A (and Jacuzzi wjb) around 4600 to 5K Build your motor to make power between 2500 and 5000 ,don't "overcam it" ,9.5 compression decent heads 750 with an aluminum intake MSD and a "straight up" Timing gear you'll have a nice dependable Lake Rod Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    In stock form which was 320 hp these would typically turn a Berk A (and Jacuzzi wjb) around 4600 to 5K Build your motor to make power between 2500 and 5000 ,don't "overcam it" ,9.5 compression decent heads 750 with an aluminum intake MSD and a "straight up" Timing gear you'll have a nice dependable Lake Rod Tom
    I agree.......I built my 460 13 seasons ago...... 450-475 hp spinning a Berk "B" 5500 rpm
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    Anthony Boats was started by my father. If you would like answers to his boats I will answer them for you my take a few days for the answer but you will get one. The hulls were made right in the shop from molds he had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottwild View Post
    Anthony Boats was started by my father. If you would like answers to his boats I will answer them for you my take a few days for the answer but you will get one. The hulls were made right in the shop from molds he had.
    Man thats great that we have the resources of forums to speak with boat builders 30+ years down the road. Thanks Rottwild for helping out and chiming in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqchris View Post
    Man thats great that we have the resources of forums to speak with boat builders 30+ years down the road. Thanks Rottwild for helping out and chiming in.

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    my first boat was a 76 anthony 19'. after putting a dom bowl and an "a" dom impellor on the jac suction and intake it ran 78 and change with a mild 468, no shoe or ride plate. it was one solid good riding boat.
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    I was aware that AT had a "conversion" for the WJ and yj, but how did you accoplish a Dominator impy and bowl on a jacuzzi? Did you get the shaft and suction machined? Interesting.
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    filled holes in bowl with all thread and machined flat. re-drilled for correct size (smaller). turned shaft down, made shouldered bronze wear ring. bought insulator from AT instead of interference fit. took factory grate and cut back lip of grate off and epoxied/shaped to intake simulating a shoe. yea yea yea but it helped then installed aftermarket loader. instant 8 mph gain. not a diy project if you dont have accesss to a machine shop but alot cheaper
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