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    I found a potential project!! Its a 1975 Wriedt Montara 23, w/ berkley pump. Its not my ideal hull design, but most of the lakes/rivers around here can get pretty choppy, so it'd be nice to be able to handle them. That blue up on the bow is gay, but overall its pretty nice, I wouldn't want to re-paint the whole thing, but maybe that blue could be turned into some flames or something.

    I went and checked it out, its all solid, transom's good, the floor is good, all the gauges and wiring is there, has the bellhousing, ready to drop in a BBC. The impeller didn't look chewed up or pitted, and the pump case was still nicely painted and not pitted and ugly. But thats with my ignorance...so could be the biggest piece of sh*t ever, but it didn't appear to be.

    It needs a throttle cable and control or hot foot, but i dunno about a hotfoot on that deep of a hull.

    The shift cable (if thats even what you call it) needs to be replaced, looks kind of pricey...

    Also, he said there's a front (or i guess rear if we're talking from bow to stern) rope seal that is leaking, any ideas about that?

    he's asking 1000obo w/ trailer, seems like he just wants it gone, could probably get it for 800. Whatcha guys think?
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    Kind of looks like a Glastron CV23, should be a good rough water family boat, plenty big and plenty deep with tons of room but I expect it will be rather slow and hard on fuel.
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    Kinda big for a Jet IMO

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    Default big jets

    I have a friend that is putting together a big jet boat, he has a rare 22' Tahiti Off Shore, not nearly as big as your find but still rather big for a jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CVX20 View Post
    Kind of looks like a Glastron CV23, should be a good rough water family boat, plenty big and plenty deep with tons of room but I expect it will be rather slow and hard on fuel.
    If you get it loose the twin air horns
    haha, i was thinking the same thing. And maybe that bow rail.

    what do HP ratings actually mean for jet boats? Is it just a USCG rating, or is it for hull structural integrity?

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    I would just put 50 white stars in the blue. I think it would be a cool boat. Our friend had 23' Crusader. Wasn't the fastest but you could fill it up with chicks and have good time.

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    Big boat. Whoever said it looked like the CV23 is right. Pretty close.

    It's got a stabbin cabin...........


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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerAddict View Post
    I found a potential project!! Its a 1975 Wriedt Montara 23, w/ berkley pump. Its not my ideal hull design, but most of the lakes/rivers around here can get pretty choppy, so it'd be nice to be able to handle them. That blue up on the bow is gay, but overall its pretty nice, I wouldn't want to re-paint the whole thing, but maybe that blue could be turned into some flames or something.

    I went and checked it out, its all solid, transom's good, the floor is good, all the gauges and wiring is there, has the bellhousing, ready to drop in a BBC. The impeller didn't look chewed up or pitted, and the pump case was still nicely painted and not pitted and ugly. But thats with my ignorance...so could be the biggest piece of sh*t ever, but it didn't appear to be.

    It needs a throttle cable and control or hot foot, but i dunno about a hotfoot on that deep of a hull.

    The shift cable (if thats even what you call it) needs to be replaced, looks kind of pricey...

    Also, he said there's a front (or i guess rear if we're talking from bow to stern) rope seal that is leaking, any ideas about that?

    he's asking 1000obo w/ trailer, seems like he just wants it gone, could probably get it for 800. Whatcha guys think?

    Not to burst your bubble, but there is a 23 Hawiian in the spam section for 6k turn key.

    The 23 ft jets are unique. I had a Sleekcraft Exective Jet, was a good hull, once the floors, and stringers were replaced. Most average 45-50, I managed 59-60 with a 468 ci BBC, and 72 with a 540 ci BBC.
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    I would go for it, I like the way it looks, bow rail, horn and all. Like was said before I would also keep the blue and add the stars maybe not 50 but enough to make it look good. Seems like the American thing to do, you DO love your country dont you?
    10,000 lakes so little gas money!

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    yeah, i'm thinking I want to try and get it.

    But what about that HP rating? Sources say that its max rated for 390, is that a relative number? I want the boat to move, and want to throw some power at it. What do I need to be aware of there?

    How much power are jets good for?

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