Went CL for a poker run this weekend (first time, great time!!) Went to launch the boat friday morn and as always I ran it on the trailer for a few seconds (in the water). OH.... poop. there was water dribbling in where the pump is bolted to the transom, the dribble turned to a major leak when I gave it some RPMs. Boat out of the water. For those of you familiar with a Super jet, I tightened the 7/16 bolts that run trough the actual transom itself.... no improvement. Boat out of the water. I then went after the 3/4 bolts that are directly into the pump housing, they all tightened 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn. This cut the leak by 90% or so, even under a load. Way more than enough for a set of 500 and 750 gph bilge pumps. I ran all weekend with the pumps runing a little more than normal but not so much to be alarmed. Any ideas???? The boat hasnt been wet since the end of last August, Seal dried up?? Solutions (on a budget)??
Some technical stuff 1980 Sanger Superjet, 464 BBC, 12JG-A, Place diverter
Second question... I've had a Jet for 13 years, all my previous had TT exhaust. This one is OT and WAY more stout than my previous two boats. I ran this boat 14 days last year, never with the baffles in. It ripped (for me.... for now) 78 on two GPSs. Question... On the recomendation from a local I'm friends, with I put the baffles in so as not to have to meet any new LEOs. My impresive hole shot (for me anyways) was GONE. Top end took a while but got there. Not the boat I had last year, no mechanical changes cept for the baffles, are they the suspect??
Thanks for reading and hopefully, thanks for your incitefull answers, Brian.