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    So I got almost no use of the boat last season and I don’t see getting a lot of use this coming up season either L. So I was thinking about projects I could do. Two years ago I gutting the inside and re-did it all but did not touch the hull or the gel. The gel is looking really bad. Real ashy and no amount of buffing does any good. The back is also riddled with 30 years of holes that need to be cleaned and plugged as well as 30 years of wear on the bottom..

    I have seen lots of stories here on people flipping and prepping their hulls for resto so I am totally inspired but I have two concerns/questions.

    I have a J e/f pump and was concerned about removal. I guess I could leave it in but if I want to do the hull correctly and thoroughly I guess I should remove it in order prep properly… Any words of wisdom on removing that pump and any thoughts on putting it back on correctly? Living in NC leaves the option of taking it to a professional skillful in the art of Jets unrealistic or at least REALY limited.


    Second is paint/gel. I need pros and cons as I don’t have any experience with having either applied to a boat. How long should I expect them to last? How much money should I expect to pay to have a prepped hull sprayed? I don’t have a garage so spraying it myself is not viable. What questions should I ask a professional when I go talk to them? I don’t have a garage at this home so the boat lives outside. Covered when not in use but still sees the elements.


    Oh and long time no see.. Below is a pic of my most BEAUTIFUL daughter. Man do I love being a dad.

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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    "I have a J e/f pump and was concerned about removal. I guess I could leave it in but if I want to do the hull correctly and thoroughly I guess I should remove it in order prep properly… Any words of wisdom on removing that pump and any thoughts on putting it back on correctly?"

    Good to see ya here again Bud kids looking great ! Re the Jet part of the "project" unless the epoxy that the "E" suction is bedded with is craked or leaking or in the event that the casting is damaged I would not disturb it and simply do any repairs upgraded etc with the jet remaining in the Hull Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    "I have a J e/f pump and was concerned about removal. I guess I could leave it in but if I want to do the hull correctly and thoroughly I guess I should remove it in order prep properly… Any words of wisdom on removing that pump and any thoughts on putting it back on correctly?"

    Good to see ya here again Bud kids looking great ! Re the Jet part of the "project" unless the epoxy that the "E" suction is bedded with is craked or leaking or in the event that the casting is damaged I would not disturb it and simply do any repairs upgraded etc with the jet remaining in the Hull Tom
    x2, been there and done that to my ole taylor sj, and it was a total nightmare getting that je pump back in the same way it came out 1st attempt t it, the epoxy id bought was appearently too old and wouldnt cure, 2nd attempt 1 of my twin boys bumped what i had the pump held in place with, of course it set cockeyed 3rd attempt i was able to get it back to where it began at all to paint maybe a 1/2 inch of the hull around the pump area, and it wasnt worth the effort at alllllllllllll

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    Thanks tom, the jet works good and the casing seems to be in good shape also. The seal around the outside of the pump has seen better days though. Is that something I can scrape off and re-apply once the hull is all patched up and painted. I'll see if I got a pic at work but I may need to wait till I get home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    x2, been there and done that to my ole taylor sj, and it was a total nightmare getting that je pump back in the same way it came out 1st attempt t it, the epoxy id bought was appearently too old and wouldnt cure, 2nd attempt 1 of my twin boys bumped what i had the pump held in place with, of course it set cockeyed 3rd attempt i was able to get it back to where it began at all to paint maybe a 1/2 inch of the hull around the pump area, and it wasnt worth the effort at alllllllllllll
    Thanks. From previous conversations with Tom it sounded like a real PITA.. knowing what you know now. How would you have handled it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    Thanks. From previous conversations with Tom it sounded like a real PITA.. knowing what you know now. How would you have handled it?
    my name is tom too i'd get that epoxy off the hull around the pump, paint around the pump.is the hull beyond the point you can clear it and revamp?i pulled my pump when i paint the hull, but honestly if i had it all to do again, i would've left the je suction piece on the hull to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    my name is tom too i'd get that epoxy off the hull around the pump, paint around the pump.is the hull beyond the point you can clear it and revamp?i pulled my pump when i paint the hull, but honestly if i had it all to do again, i would've left the je suction piece on the hull to do it.
    Too many dang time around here ;-). I could definitely just have it cleared however that does not address 30 years of use and abuse. If I was concerned about down time I would go that route. However having a year or more of time I would prefer to do it properly one time then just kind of get by with what I have. Does that make sense?
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    oh i see, i feel ya, same reason i wanted to paint my taylor sj plussss it was baby blue and white id still work around the pump if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    oh i see, i feel ya, same reason i wanted to paint my taylor sj plussss it was baby blue and white id still work around the pump if you can.
    As long as I can remove that line of epoxy and paint then re-apply then I think that's gonna be the plan.

    Any advice on painting it? Would love to hear about your experience
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