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    Default 1985 sleekcraft kauai jet questions

    well to start does anyone else on the forums have one?
    at about 30mph the boat has a slight porpus not bad stops with jetovator all down if i hammer the gas and get it up past 45mph it stops and sets nice lift diverter at speed doesnt porpus just does it after plane up to 35
    would i benenfit by puting some weight in the nose for ballast(eek i know NO WEIGHT) but i am not looking for a race boat just pleasure with the famdamly also does anyone know if they filled the front with foam? as the bulkhead just past the pedal is all sealed and glassed shut
    thanks in advace for some advice

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    Mine is an 83 and under the bow it is open. The boat also plans perty quick. My Kauai has the 454 and Berkley jet w/jetovator. I dont think my uncle put foam in the early sleekcrafts. I don't think he put foam in untill the 90's.Lets see some pics of the boat.
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    this is my third jet wouldnt own anything else
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    Nice looking boat.Ya I love my boat so far no big problems just get in it and go.

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    i just talked to an employee at sleek and he doesnt think that it has foam up there now to start cutting and see what i find i might even go as fa as glassing in a bunch more support for the deck as i am starting to see small fracture cracks in the gel (hope to save it!)

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    I also have the same small cracks from people standing in the middle of the deck.Good luck.

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    do they get much worse or am i just fretting about nothing i just bought it 2wks ago and most werent there ??

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    Mine have been about the same sizes for 3 years just keep people off the middle of the deck. Our boats are getting old it's just what they do wear and tear it's all part of the fun.

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    well worst case if the boat dont hold i will throw all the guts (motor pump) into my 78 nordic bubble deck i know that will hold awhile ive had it 9yrs sittin in the back yard aint much more im going to do to that lol
    hell its even a full stringer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevndeb View Post
    Mine is an 83 and under the bow it is open. The boat also plans perty quick. My Kauai has the 454 and Berkley jet w/jetovator. I dont think my uncle put foam in the early sleekcrafts. I don't think he put foam in untill the 90's.Lets see some pics of the boat.
    My 74 Rebel has foam in the front. It's not solid foam Just about 12" right behind the bulk head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    My 74 Rebel has foam in the front. It's not solid foam Just about 12" right behind the bulk head.

    Was it added on later by someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevndeb View Post
    Was it added on later by someone else?
    I would be really surprised. The boat appears to be mostly original gel coat with the exception of some accent paint. There is no indication that the deck has ever been split. It has a solid bulk head and the foam is on the back of it. At one point someone cut a hole in the bulk head for a sub. You can see the foam through that hole. It also had foam in the floor. The floor was definitely original when i replaced it.

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    Cool I dident think he used foam back then. I guess it shows how much I know.

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    just a bump to see if any one else has any info on this topic

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