I have a 18' 76 tahiti w/ 455 olds. this boat has been in the family since 77 and became mine at age 19. I've always wanted to really rebuild this boat and engine. An unfortunate incident ( ski rope around drive shaft in windy conditions and subsequent "surprise swim in 3' rollers) have delayed this project. first attempt after the swim resulted in water in the oil (2nd time). a loss of time and money, and a new family resulted in this poor boat being neglected for 12 years. I want my two boys to know the joy of having a jet boat and it's time to start the rebuild. any advice or ideas will be appreciated. send me your pics please and hopefully in a short time I'll have my own to post!