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    Default Meet the Twins - Prawn Star & Buick

    Here are some pic's of probably the only 2 fully restored Berkeley Jet Kona's in South Africa.

    My one is the red one, called "Prawn*" and the blue one is called "Buick".

    I currently run a stock 460 Ford while the blue one is powered by a 383 Chevy.

    Some pics with the original 455 Olds, the Ford engine is my back up motor.

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    Nice boats! I see you gave up on the Olds. So what do the locals think of jet boats in S Africa? Is there much of a hot rod scene, or is it more outboard, fishing, sailing stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICECREAMAN View Post
    Nice boats! I see you gave up on the Olds. So what do the locals think of jet boats in S Africa? Is there much of a hot rod scene, or is it more outboard, fishing, sailing stuff?
    Icecreaman,

    I haven't given up on the Olds yet. I am busy doing some work on the heads and some other stuff. I will always be an Olds fan, the Ford is my back up motor to keep me on the water. It takes me about 2 hours to swop motors.

    Jet boats maybe make out 1% of the boating scene in South Africa, most are outboards. These 2 are probably the only "Hotrod" boats that we know off at the moment in South Africa.

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    I miss my olds but have a 460 now and not looking back. Nice looking boats....
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    Y are the steering wheels on the wrong side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by treyhydro View Post
    Y are the steering wheels on the wrong side?
    We drive on the lefthand side of the road, all are our cars is RH steering as well.

    You think that is wrong, my gas pedal sits on the left foot.
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    Nice Boats, I bet they get a lot of attention from the spectators ...

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    Look like you guys are having a blast. Would take some getting use to the left foot peddle.

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    Am i the only one that expected to see something like this?



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    What about crocs and hippos? ever hit one? nice boats though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Mad View Post

    Jet boats maybe make out 1% of the boating scene in South Africa, most are outboards. These 2 are probably the only "Hotrod" boats that we know off at the moment in South Africa.

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    Very cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone Green View Post
    What about crocs and hippos? ever hit one? nice boats though...
    Gone Green,

    Luckily where we boat there are no crocs or hippo. Crocs are only found in rivers here that flow from east to west and further north from where I stay.

    Hippo's are also found further north and only really pose a threat to kayak and canoeist. I know of only 2 attacks by hippo on power boats.

    My neighbor had a hand reared one which eventually killed him and it had to be put down, this happened about a year ago. I have moved down from up North recently to Cape Town, and the only danger on the water here is drunk boaters.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3934421/Farmer-killed-by-pet-hippo-he-called-his-son.html




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    Lots of good lookin ladies in South Africa and hardly any jet boats. I'd be takin full advantage of that scenario

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Mad View Post
    Gone Green,

    Luckily where we boat there are no crocs or hippo. Crocs are only found in rivers here that flow from east to west and further north from where I stay.

    Hippo's are also found further north and only really pose a threat to kayak and canoeist. I know of only 2 attacks by hippo on power boats.

    My neighbor had a hand reared one which eventually killed him and it had to be put down, this happened about a year ago. I have moved down from up North recently to Cape Town, and the only danger on the water here is drunk boaters.
    Farmer killed by pet hippo he called his 'son' | The Sun |News



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    Wow that guy is We think pit bulls are bad...Ive gotta swiming pool, But I dont think I want a hippo for a pet..

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