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    Hows it going everyone I am new to the boating world just got my first jet boat and all I have is a hull and the jet drive. So lots of ?'s will prob be the norm for me. here is my boat the vin plate says Schuster boats inc.
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    welcome trap..these guys will steer ya in the right direction....

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    welcome, these guys are great they have a answer for every question....good luck with ur build.

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    Welcome to our world. Now say goodbye to sanity and start the transition to become "One, with your boat"...Dick Schuster made several different "name" boats, and there a couple of guys here that knew all about them, "up close and personal" type knowledge. I would suggest listening, and learning, and not being afraid to ask questions you think might come off as "a stupid question". The only stupid question is the one not asked....... AND quite a few of us have parts and pieces from those old jet boats, so use the forum to your advantage and seek the parts here first...... Do you have an engine under a bench somewhere? Any idea which engine the boat was set up for? Did you get more than just the boat, any rigging come with it?........Ray
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    WELCOME TO THE ADDICTION THAT IS GOING TO CONSUME YOUR TIME , MONEY AND PROBABLY YOUR MARRIAGE, BUT MAN IS IT WORTH IT!!!!!

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    Welcome and very nice boat. If you are married I really hope you have a very understanding wife as these boats use up lots of time that you WILL NOT be spending with her LOL. Enjoy and have fun with your project

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    get your own bank account now ..before its too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramair69gto View Post
    Welcome and very nice boat. If you are married I really hope you have a very understanding wife as these boats use up lots of time that you WILL NOT be spending with her LOL. Enjoy and have fun with your project
    Oh I must disagree about the "wife" part. Just make sure she is involved in "your" joint project. Women LOVE to shop, so teach her how to "shop" for parts, and convince her how much better stuff looks when it is polished. Get her "input" about things like interior style/color, make sure the "driver's seat" is to her liking. My ex was a great driver, as were my kids, and that allows the family to be part of the "whole boating experience". Teach her how to use a wrench, woman's hands are generally smaller and can get into tight places..... Most importantly, include her in some of the money decisions. NOT ALL, cause then she'll realize what it's really costing, but keep the project in your "dinner table" conversations. You will be amazed at the response.... OR keep her in the dark and put a good divorce lawyer on a retainer now...
    Seriously, work hard to make the boat a family project. Don't just assume she won't be interested. Especially when you talk about HER driving while you ski.........Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramair69gto View Post
    Welcome and very nice boat. If you are married I really hope you have a very understanding wife as these boats use up lots of time that you WILL NOT be spending with her LOL. Enjoy and have fun with your project
    yea ur finding this out the hard way huh tim, im sure glad my lady loves it but dont sweat it we will work on urs, she will come around....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trap View Post
    Hows it going everyone I am new to the boating world just got my first jet boat and all I have is a hull and the jet drive. So lots of ?'s will prob be the norm for me. here is my boat the vin plate says Schuster boats inc.
    Welcome...nice project boat ...what year is it?...it doesnt look like my Schuster!...i have a '73 original hull & jet (also a project)...does yours have full stringers or part stringers?...set-up for bow tank or side tanks?...anyways...as Ray said, get your lady/wife involved...you will be way ahead of the game! ...most all the parts you will need, you can find on here in the Parts Spam forum ...and...dont be afraid to ask ???...have fun building it & keep us up to date on your progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastRat View Post
    Welcome...nice project boat ...what year is it?...it doesnt look like my Schuster!...i have a '73 original hull & jet (also a project)...does yours have full stringers or part stringers?...set-up for bow tank or side tanks?...anyways...as Ray said, get your lady/wife involved...you will be way ahead of the game! ...most all the parts you will need, you can find on here in the Parts Spam forum ...and...dont be afraid to ask ???...have fun building it & keep us up to date on your progress

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    Welcome to performance jetboating It can be habit forming to say the least. Guessing from the wheels on the trailer.... I'm going to say around '79.

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