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    New guy here. I have to type this standing up since the operation. To remove the propellor. Anyway, after a long dry spell my lifestyle might now permit me to re-enter the realm of performance boats. Although I was an outboard guy for many years and dry-docked for too long, I now think I might like to acquire my first jet boat. I had been around jets for years and like them but never actually owned one. I will have some questions for you in the future, mainly about the state of the art and modifying/customizing. Thanks in advance. Here's a picture of me on an early power boat. 1023 footer, 4 steam turbines, 4 props and a top speed in excess of 30 knots, circa 1979.

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    The safety of a jet will keep you in one. I feel safer with my "grandkids" in my open engine jet than them around any prop. Nice boat by the way, little long for your average lake though
    Boating is nothing like cocaine, boating is much more addictive and results in bigger parties!

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    where did they have to remove the propeller from??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Boy View Post
    New guy here. I have to type this standing up since the operation. To remove the propellor. Anyway, after a long dry spell my lifestyle might now permit me to re-enter the realm of performance boats. Although I was an outboard guy for many years and dry-docked for too long, I now think I might like to acquire my first jet boat. I had been around jets for years and like them but never actually owned one. I will have some questions for you in the future, mainly about the state of the art and modifying/customizing. Thanks in advance. Here's a picture of me on an early power boat. 1023 footer, 4 steam turbines, 4 props and a top speed in excess of 30 knots, circa 1979.
    First off, Thank You for your service to our country!
    2nd, that's a helluva prop boat you were playing around with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Boy View Post
    Here's a picture of me on an early power boat. 1023 footer, 4 steam turbines, 4 props and a top speed in excess of 30 knots, circa 1979.
    What "boat" were you on ?

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    FIRST-OFF. Thank you for what you went thru for our country. Words wont replace that but any help this site can offer is gladly given. Jet boats are a challenge and fun to play with! They do however have an addiction that can't ever be satisfied---Must go faster!!! Welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    First off, Thank You for your service to our country!
    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    FIRST-OFF. Thank you for what you went thru for our country.
    Ditto to what Steve and Ol Guy said. Welcome to the site and thanks. There's some great folks here and I'm certain you'll be in brain overload like the rest of us soon with all the info provided.

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    B/B , echoing the previous post here and whats said here ! Thanks for your service ! Welcome to the PB boards, lots of good info and good folks here

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    for a cordial welcome. I will have many questions ahead. I am way behind on the state of the art, but have some ideas on what I want for my 'dream boat'. Long term project...one of the benefits of aging is an increase in patience. Best wishes. Dave

    PS: USS Enterprise-Constllation-Kitty Hawk. USN 1969-1989 and thanks for asking.


    2-Filipino-powered, not fast enough for water-skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Boy View Post
    for a cordial welcome. I will have many questions ahead. I am way behind on the state of the art, but have some ideas on what I want for my 'dream boat'. Long term project...one of the benefits of aging is an increase in patience. Best wishes. Dave

    PS: USS Enterprise-Constllation-Kitty Hawk. USN 1969-1989 and thanks for asking.


    2-Filipino-powered, not fast enough for water-skiing.


    My dad was on the kitty hawk in 68-70. Buy The way you will have a blast with a jet. Have fun and welcome.

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