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    i'm gonna go pick this jet up from a buddy after the first, it is definately a project, but i will post pics as we do everything to it.
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    Interior looks about like mine did when i started. Looking forward to seeing another winger build. Have fun, stay sane!

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    me too. like i said we may make a mold of this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.Magoo View Post
    me too. like i said we may make a mold of this one.
    Sounds like fun, makin a winger mold cant wait to see ....cool project..Clark winger, whats the story on these, I guess just another splash of the TX N CP???
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred hammett View Post
    Clark winger, whats the story on these, I guess just another splash of the TX?
    I'd be interested in hearing about the Clark TX too. The rear portion of the top looks a lot like our old TX...narrow and angled up. Ours was titled as a '75 Sleekcraft. Perhaps they came out of the same mold.
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    This one is 18' 11" long.

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    this is the info that treyhydro came across on the clark:



    > Neal Clark owned the Triple C boat company that constructed the Apollo boats (TPC prefix) in Cabot Arkansas and when Jim Youngblood left California he came to the hills of Arkansas and worked with Neal in the early '70's. Later, in '75, Jim designed and began to build the TX-19. Another member, I think of the same Clark family, constructed the boats at Clark Custom Boats in Gravel Ridge, AR with the S/N prefix of PFU for a from the early '70's to '81. During the late '70's and early '80's they also constructed a TX-19. After both Triple C and Clark closed, Rober Wittenburg, Neal's son in law, constructed a few TX-19's back in Cabot under the name of Wit-Craft from '85 to '88. > > In the early '70's Robert worked at Triple C, then went to work with Jim Youngblood at Youngblood Performance boats in the mid '70's until the early 1980's .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75 TX View Post
    I'd be interested in hearing about the Clark TX too. The rear portion of the top looks a lot like our old TX...narrow and angled up. Ours was titled as a '75 Sleekcraft. Perhaps they came out of the same mold.
    well seeing how according to youngbloodjetboats.com, jim youngblood didnt build the first tx-19 till 1975, i would have to say somebody took a sleekcraft title and put it to a tx-19, that for some reason didnt have a title. take your pic of reasons why, owner died and couldn't get the title, it was a race boat, or it passed hands thru time and title was lost, or ?

    but then again i don't know every jet boat ever made.
    this is from youngblood site:
    The TX-19 "gullwing" or "cathedral" hull design was developed by
    Jim Youngblood circa 1975. This boat remains one of the most popular
    and copied performance jetboats ever built. and here is a pic of number 1
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    It was during this period of time, circa 1975, that Jim began development of the most popular jetboat ever produced, the TX-19! I would venture to say this is the most popular performance jetboat and the most copied boat ever produced. Some thirty years after the original construction, the TX-19 is still being produced by several boat companies as a great performance modern jetboat of today!

    It was during the seventies that Jim worked with many of the great jetboat hull and pump builders such as Earle Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Phil Persaval,Ervin Capps, Terry Favors, Tom Morrow, Bodie Council, Jack McClure and others. He also began associations with race teams and drivers such as Rick Hendrick, Stuart Mathews, J. D. Simms, Mike Straughan, Larry Morden, Marty Keegan, Mike McGraw, Gerald Livingston, Don Chickey, Don Sherrill, Jimmy Hosmer, Gary Spitzer, Dan Pastorini and the list goes on. Many records were set with Youngblood Jetboat designs from the 1970's up through today! If you go to any dragboat race today, you will still see many Youngblood jetboats and their derivatives in the heat of competition! The gullwing design lives on.




    also taken from youngbloodjetboats.com
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    this is why i drive a tx-19


    The TX-19 was considered an "almost idiot proof" boat. You can set it up most
    any way and it will run decent even with a small engine. For the boat enthusiast
    with a competitive spirit, the boat responded well to fine tuning of the hardware
    and more horsepower. It is still considered one of the quicker hulls from a dead
    start to 600 to 800 feet out. At about 800 feet the modern tunnel boats start to come
    on strong. It also takes additional power and more sophisticated hardware for the
    tunnel boats to perform to their peak potential, but the TX-19 works with what you can
    give her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75 TX View Post
    I'd be interested in hearing about the Clark TX too. The rear portion of the top looks a lot like our old TX...narrow and angled up. Ours was titled as a '75 Sleekcraft. Perhaps they came out of the same mold.
    where exactly did you buy that boat? was it all white when you got it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.Magoo View Post
    where exactly did you buy that boat? was it all white when you got it?
    Got it off this site! Yep, was painted all white Was IMPATIENT1's uncle's boat, then a guy named Ryan Longstreth, then a guy in AZ, then ours.
    Here's what it looked like when we got it

    Here's what it looked like under several layers of paint....both white and blue

    I did some research when we had the boat, and the model it seemed to most resemble was the Warhawk. No other builder that I could find had that rear section that angled upward. I'd never heard of Clark at that point. Nor had I ever heard of another TX made by Sleek.
    I talked to the guy from Warhawk (whose name escapes me) and he was certain that it was not one of his boats, though he said Sleek DID have a TX mold for a short time.
    I gave up on figuring out who made our TX. For one thing the HIN wasn't stamped into the glass, but rather was a small metal plate simply glued to the transom. Could've been made by anyone and simply titled as a Sleek because someone had that tag layin' around.

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    that is ryan's old tx-19 isnt it? came out of nebraska
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