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    i was wonding if any one else is running a sidewinder. i dont know much about my boat it was built in the 79' by performance marine in langley in b.c. canada. just wonding if any body knows of any pro's or con's other pics? ect...
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    i bought one as a project build this summer, with a blown 455, planning on a 6L chevy install. have you checked out the sidewinder site

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    no and what site? you got pics of the boat? where you looking for a sidewinder? and why? do you know anything about the boat you bought? where is was built ect? i had many poeple come up to me telling to call them if i wanted to sell i bin offered lots of money for it but it is a family airlume i can't sell it or i would be dead. im really not allowed to change is color ect.
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    the site he is probably is talking about is www.sidewinder-boats.com If your into sidewinders, that's the site your looking for.

    My boat is a rare sidewinder built in Anderson cal. Its a "73" the last year they built them there because the factory burned down. mine is a lo-pro. not many around I only have a pic of it up side down on photobucket rite now. but if you go to that site you will find the info your looking for.


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    I have 1975 16' jetser that looks like it was popped out of the same mold. It came with a 351W and 12JE pump. I run solid lifter cam from clay smith, ported heads with larger valves. Fun little boat. Runs 62mph,and very strong to that point. Great on smooth water, pounds on rough water.

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    mine is a clone, 74 19SS CobraJet built in Milwaukee wis, the funny thing is all the others are 18 ft, havent seen any other ss in a 19 ft setup
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    Here's a buddies Jetster (that's currently for sale). The pics don't do this boat justice.



    Very cool boat and I believe very similar to a Sidewinder..........john

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    that is cool if it doesn't do it justice. it must be really cool, how much does he want for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    the site he is probably is talking about is www.sidewinder-boats.com If your into sidewinders, that's the site your looking for.

    My boat is a rare sidewinder built in Anderson cal. Its a "73" the last year they built them there because the factory burned down. mine is a lo-pro. not many around I only have a pic of it up side down on photobucket rite now. but if you go to that site you will find the info your looking for.
    i can't find what modle mine is i saw one brochur of a diffrent year that had one pick that looked like it. that site sucks sooooooo baaaaaaad it is taking forever to even get an account it syas its acctive but waiting for approvel....... its bin 2 days. whats your deck look like is it like mine or even lower. you have a pic of the top? the deck edge looks to sharp to be the same. there is sure not alot that look like ours it sure seems they focused on outboards and those 16 foot boats. im really starting to get frustraded trying to find out what it really is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty's pride View Post
    i was wonding if any one else is running a sidewinder. i dont know much about my boat it was built in the 79' by performance marine in langley in b.c. canada
    This is my 74 Sidewinder LowPro...

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    oooh my god theres another one. so i have a low pro? and those are rare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty's pride View Post
    oooh my god theres another one. so i have a low pro? and those are rare?
    I have seen 4-other's in my area in 24yrs... I'm 4hrs. inland from you

    I suppose If you wanted one, they are getting harder to find... I have heard that some (B.C.) guys have found old wacker models and converted them to inboard jets to have one

    They are not a really fast hull, but are known for their smooth ride, and generous interior room... good family boats

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    looking for one.... no own one.... i've run out that way a couple of times osoyose, i love mine. it is the most stable boat i have ever driven. not that i have... but my mother has put that boat in to a full turn at top speed, it just turned. the only thing we had issues is the back seat broke off once, driver seat twice (my uncle), and my mother snaped the cast alum foot pedal in half at the pivot
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    "Horsepower sells Engines but torque wins races."
    "winners never quit, quitters never win
    those who never win and never quit are idiots"
    "if at first you don't succeed redefine success"
    "why is there never time to do it right, but there is aways time to do it twice"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcfloater View Post
    This is my 74 Sidewinder LowPro...
    floater, it good to see ya on this site, Its the best jet boardunless were talking Oldsmobile's, haha

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