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    Default My first post, just got a jet boat!!!

    it has a bay jet pump on it and i would like to put reverse on it, how would i go about finding parts to do so? need the cable and the pivot peace but don't know how or where to find them?

    this is all i really know about it now!
    1988 Dragon Craft 19' jet boat
    bay jet jet
    355 Oldsmobile rocket motor.







    any help would be great!

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    First things first, Take that plastic valve OFF. trash it.....then before you do anything.. leak it down, If you don't know how, find someone who does.That way you will know it the "rocket 455" is a rocket or a ROCK. Thats where I would start. let the fun begin looks like you have work to do

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    you mean leak down test the motor? i have had it on the water once but that did not go well!! lol had a little to much water flow for the headers and battery was junk!


    plastic valve????? never mind found it!!! whats wrong with it?
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    hmmm nice tarpage ....
    It may be OLD ,it may be Slow ... but at least it's MOBILE !!!

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    that is the most unique use of a tarp i have ever seen. Ive only seen v-drive dragon crafts in the past i had no clue they even made it in a jet. very different looking boats for sure.

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    welcome to the club of empty pockets lol its an addiction so get ready for it ive never seen a bay jet pump or a dragon jet before good luck
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    still have the boat. has a different 355 olds in it now. first one the cam came threw the oil pan with out hurting the block!! how i dont know.

    the tarp seats is the way it came, did not last long lol. i hate the boat its loud and slow!!! lol

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    I have some Dragon Craft stories from the old days but I refuse to tell them because you would cry. BayJet was somewhat common in the days your boat was made. Can be built up to work fairly well. If you want it done right Jack McClure @ MPD still knows how to work on them. From what I see I take it you will eventually want this to be a "Nice and Unique" riverboat. Certainly can be done, over time and with money and elbow grease. You say 355 are you sure it's not a 455 big block? If it truly is a small block I would recommend more CU's. With the Dragon Craft don't design anything into it that would cause it to go over 85... just sayin.

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    Just one??? I think everyone should have two or three!!!

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    Congrats on the purchase everyone has to start somwhere have fun with it

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    playing on the water beats the hell outta watching from the dock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard612 View Post
    I have some Dragon Craft stories from the old days but I refuse to tell them because you would cry. BayJet was somewhat common in the days your boat was made. Can be built up to work fairly well. If you want it done right Jack McClure @ MPD still knows how to work on them. From what I see I take it you will eventually want this to be a "Nice and Unique" riverboat. Certainly can be done, over time and with money and elbow grease. You say 355 are you sure it's not a 455 big block? If it truly is a small block I would recommend more CU's. With the Dragon Craft don't design anything into it that would cause it to go over 85... just sayin.
    i believe the 355 and 455 olds are the same block!!

    a friend of mine just got a 355 olds..........looks identical to my 455 olds...........

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    really that would be cool if a 455 is a bolt in motor!!!
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    Unique looking hull , has some potential ! The Bayjet although produced in very limited numbers and long since out of production, shares alot of Berkely type parts . The Jet can be made to work well with some mods and upgrades Re the Olds , nearly all late Olds V8s share a great deal of similar parts and will swap out easily sans some flex plates and dampners and in some cases power takeoffs Tom

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