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  • 08-18-2010, 05:14 PM
    jeeper96
    cut out the bulkhead yesterday and found a mountain of foam in there!
    took out the claw hammer and went to work took me bout 2 hrs to get it out luckily it was all loose on paper just got it small enuf then pulled one big chunk out through the hole now i am going to add LOTS more glass and resin with about 150 lbs of weight we will see if thats enuf to get a better center of gravity ill let yo know when im done how it rides-unless your not interested??
  • 08-17-2010, 09:44 PM
    Shaun
    Lookin good!
  • 08-17-2010, 04:37 AM
    jabrun
    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper96 View Post
    are those stress cracks on the deck in pic #1 just asking cause i have an 85 and i am thinking of adding braces and resin under the deck mine only has 3 little cracks and dont want them to get any bigger my hull seems to have a really light layup
    nice color sceme (old woody classic styling)
    i think i sent you a PM jabrun maybe it was someone else with a kuaui??
    Sent you a pm.
  • 08-16-2010, 02:51 PM
    jeeper96
    are those stress cracks on the deck in pic #1 just asking cause i have an 85 and i am thinking of adding braces and resin under the deck mine only has 3 little cracks and dont want them to get any bigger my hull seems to have a really light layup
    nice color sceme (old woody classic styling)
    i think i sent you a PM jabrun maybe it was someone else with a kuaui??
  • 08-16-2010, 10:25 AM
    brad460
    Wow great looking boat. That's awesome!
  • 02-20-2010, 11:34 AM
    baker pickle fork
    Quote Originally Posted by jabrun View Post
    It's been fun working on it and my automotive and truck background has certainly helped but I'm sure I'll make some mistakes. I picked up a used oval port Torker II intake for it and it should still fit under the hood, the heads I bought are 049's also. If it had been in a car I would have went with a dual plane intake but the jet boat doesn't seem to require much power at the lower RPM. I hope that was the right decision. The cam I'm leaning towards is a Comp Cams XM278H which is a flat tappet hydraulic, the big concern there is I've heard todays oils aren't very friendly to flat tappets and roller cam kits are pretty expensive. I had it in the water 4 times before the weather got cold with no major issues. It sure is humbling seeing the 1200 hp. monsters that the southern guys have.
    Nice boat really like the wood. and the name GOT A WOODY fits it good. should run good. and for the 1200hp monster motors you will have fun all day with the fuel it takes us to play for a hour on the lake!! I have 40 gal of fuel and can only play for a hour and a half. wish mine had a stock motor in it some times. wait did i say that gitter done and lets go play at mc in june
  • 12-28-2009, 06:17 PM
    adjucky09

    My new ride

    This Saturday 9-20 looks a lot better weather wise than next weekend. It should be 80 this Saturday, so is anyone interested in going for a ride this weekend?
  • 05-06-2009, 03:19 AM
    bajadad
    Very nice boat , good luck...
  • 10-28-2008, 10:05 PM
    jungledave
    That is the same cam I ran last year. I did have it go flat on me last year, #8 exhaust lobe. The original engine that came out of your boat{the same engine I have in my tunnel now} also had the #8 exhaust lobe go flat. So far this year with a lot more hours no problem. I just keep breaking pushrods. Run comps additive and racing oil, valvoline or whatever you can find and you will have no problems. I have the slowest tunnel out there, at least this year. I am going to sell this engine and build something else this winter. My 049s are running stainless 2.19s and 1.88s. You'll be happy with that single plane. I am running a performer RPM airgap and am very happy with its launch.
  • 10-28-2008, 05:01 AM
    jabrun
    It's been fun working on it and my automotive and truck background has certainly helped but I'm sure I'll make some mistakes. I picked up a used oval port Torker II intake for it and it should still fit under the hood, the heads I bought are 049's also. If it had been in a car I would have went with a dual plane intake but the jet boat doesn't seem to require much power at the lower RPM. I hope that was the right decision. The cam I'm leaning towards is a Comp Cams XM278H which is a flat tappet hydraulic, the big concern there is I've heard todays oils aren't very friendly to flat tappets and roller cam kits are pretty expensive. I had it in the water 4 times before the weather got cold with no major issues. It sure is humbling seeing the 1200 hp. monsters that the southern guys have.
  • 10-27-2008, 09:07 PM
    jungledave
    Quote Originally Posted by jabrun View Post
    Hi Dave how's it going. You're right that would have been a good name, I had a couple others picked out with some sexual inuendo but the wife didn't think they were a good idea. I scored some big oval port heads on Ebay from a '73 454 Stingray and am planning on doing an intake manifold and different cam this Winter, also want do redo the vinyl if the budget will stand it. I'm very happy with the boat, take care buddy.
    Glad you like it. It really was a neat boat. Glad you figured it out so easy too. Ported factory large ovals can support 600 HP with the right combo. I'm running ported 049s on mine with a .560 lift cam and manage 74 mph. I need more cam. If it would quit porpusing I could get it close to 80. I ran the same engine in your boat and it ran 65 or so. This is a good sight with plenty of info and opinions. I still need to figure out how to post pics.
  • 10-24-2008, 04:33 PM
    jabrun
    Hi Dave how's it going. You're right that would have been a good name, I had a couple others picked out with some sexual inuendo but the wife didn't think they were a good idea. I scored some big oval port heads on Ebay from a '73 454 Stingray and am planning on doing an intake manifold and different cam this Winter, also want do redo the vinyl if the budget will stand it. I'm very happy with the boat, take care buddy.
  • 10-23-2008, 09:40 PM
    jungledave
    Quote Originally Posted by jabrun View Post
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    Attachment 22920Here are a couple of images of the '83 Sleekcraft Kauai I bought last month. I bought it minus the engine and dropped in a stock 454 out of a pickup truck. It runs good but I'm planning on installing some better breathing heads, aluminum intake manifold and a Comp Cams jetboat cam in it this winter. It came with a Berkeley J12G drive with manual Place diverter.
    I know your a family man but I sill think you should have named it,"I Gotta Woody."
  • 10-23-2008, 09:36 PM
    jungledave
    Quote Originally Posted by jabrun View Post
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    Attachment 22920Here are a couple of images of the '83 Sleekcraft Kauai I bought last month. I bought it minus the engine and dropped in a stock 454 out of a pickup truck. It runs good but I'm planning on installing some better breathing heads, aluminum intake manifold and a Comp Cams jetboat cam in it this winter. It came with a Berkeley J12G drive with manual Place diverter.
    Hey whats up, Tony told me you had pics posted. The boat looks pretty nice cleaned up. I am glad to see it found a good Home! David L.
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