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    Hi All! I just bought this 1976 Sanger Super jet.

    Has a 460 (Siezed at the moment)

    I am wanting to take it off the trailer and flip the boat over to repaint the hull white.


    Can anyone give me some advice here?
    I will pull the motor, interior, and gas tanks. The jet is staying.

    Also, Is the B Bowl able to accept a droop snoot? It appears to have a Wedge already there.

    Im so looking forward to the restoration of MY FAVORITE MODEL HULL!
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    Comment > it's a super quick hull

    Advice > (if) it's the Bat Wing bottom...stock up on lower back pain pills AND Preparation-H because it's the roughest riding hull I've EVER been in!
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    Kev yes the Bowl will accept a droop , my SJ didn't like one however, pull the interior , drain the tanks and flip it Tom

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    Congrats on you Sanger purchase. They are a sweet lookin' boat indeed.

    I did the restoration on my 78 Sanger SuperJet a feww years back and did everything you are getting ready to do. Mine also has a 460 Ford in it as well and she runs like a Timex watch.

    Here are a few pics for ya so you can see the transformation.
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    Hey Scott. How does she ride? I'm scared it will porpious like my Sanger daycruiser but this one ldoesnt have the set back jet.


    The bottom of my hull looks like a brass knuckle turned upside Down. How can I identify the type of bottom?
    Sanger Super jet in Progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalKev View Post
    Hey Scott. How does she ride? I'm scared it will porpious like my Sanger daycruiser but this one ldoesnt have the set back jet.


    The bottom of my hull looks like a brass knuckle turned upside Down. How can I identify the type of bottom?
    Your boat has a bottom not unlike the Pantera bottom on Hondos and some Coles the plates on this helped control porpoising

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalKev View Post
    Hey Scott. How does she ride? I'm scared it will porpious like my Sanger daycruiser but this one ldoesnt have the set back jet.


    The bottom of my hull looks like a brass knuckle turned upside Down. How can I identify the type of bottom?

    my old 73 superjet rode great. it doesn't really like rough water though, and can be a little brutal in some decent chop, but so is every other tiny v bottom jet boat. I had zero issues with porpoise in mine, but it ran pretty wet. never did put a divertor on it though.

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    Here's some more pics of it.


    Whats the difference between the sprint jet and super jet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalKev View Post
    Here's some more pics of it.


    Whats the difference between the sprint jet and super jet?
    Oh boy, it has the Bat-Wing bottom > you better hold on to a lot of that foam for your ass
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalKev View Post
    Hey Scott. How does she ride? I'm scared it will porpious like my Sanger daycruiser but this one ldoesnt have the set back jet.


    The bottom of my hull looks like a brass knuckle turned upside Down. How can I identify the type of bottom?

    My Sanger rides great and I don't really have any porpious issues. The bottom configuration on my Sanger isn't quite the same as yours. Also one thing I did was remove that little ride plate and made a new on that is twice as long. With doing that adding a droop and a diverter I am able to carry the bow out of the water very well and picked up a fair amount of speed as well.

    Love the looks of the Sangers
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    Here is a pic of the extended ride plate I made and installed to replace the factory stubby ride plate.
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    Hey Kev
    I just had the interior redone on my Sanger cruiser by a guy that ran Lee Wells upholstery here in Fresno. They did alot of the original Sangers, Fresnos, Tarvas, Belmonts. Good chance that he might have done that original interior in your boat 34 years ago. He can do it "old school" (my choice), or anything else you want. He's a one man shop--not real fast if you're in a hurry, but the price was right, and it's a quality job.
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    Well, I broke her free!

    I had some blowby out the the #5 cylinder for about 2 minutes, and a little smoke (From Diesel, and wd40)

    Shut her down- Changed the oil, and filter, and refired.

    No smoke, runnin smooth- DAMN!


    No ticks, nothin! This boat was mysteriously parked, back in the day (5 years), too.

    I can't believe the carb is running so smooth after having to BREAK FREE the rusted shut Secondaries.

    Tomorrow will be compression check, new plugs, new oil and filter, starter...etc tune up parts.

    Also hand waxed the bow, and bubble deck. I SERIOUSLY need a Buffer!

    I had a top mount starter and went ahead and just got a bottom starter. Bad idea, or good?
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    I installed a bottom mount starter on my Sanger when my top mount starter gave up the ghost on me. They are a little harder to install and work around but they are cheaper and very abundant at any autoparts store if you ever need another one. Your fine.

    Congrats on bringing the motor back to life!!!!

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