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  1. Boats for Sale
    Open Bow New Rebuild 1997 Ultra XT - Price Reduced Open Bow New Rebuild 1997 Ultra XT. 0 HOURS ON COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION!!! Big Block Chevrolet 454 (0 Hours) Broken in only Berkeley jet with hydraulic place diverter Original Gel Coat with timeless graphics No expense spared new...
  2. V-Drives
    New member here, excited to be starting on a boat my grandpa gave me. It's been sitting since 96 though, needs a lot. I'd appreciate some recommendations on places in Central Valley (I'm in Fresno) that are good for buffing out the gel coat, restriping, and interior work. A glass shop too...
  3. Jet Boats
    Alright guys, I need some help here. 454BBC (passenger/2 bolt/ ~325HP). Berkeley JC pump. WOT - 4900 RPM & 46 MPH - Sea level with 4 adults WOT - 5100 RPM & 50.6MPH - 3700' elevation - 1 adult. Pulling a skier, the pump cavitates and doesn't produce much torque. Based on the...
  4. V-Drives
    Back in 1969 my father had a Mandella Shortdeck built by Eddies Inboard Marine here in Tucson, Az . It was rigged with a Hollman Moody 427 sideoiler . It also had what they refered to as butterfly plates for the cav. BUt in 1976 he had to sell it. Well about 3 months ago I got a call from Eddie...
  5. Outdrives
    how long will it take me? how much in parts? how much are any specialty tools (alignment tool etc) lets assume i need a bellows rings and gasket and a gimbal bearing... 87 marlin empress 454 alpha one merc
  6. GN7 On the Dyno
    New member here and have been reading a lot and thanks to all of the good information on this site. I currently race a nostalgia front engine dragster with a N/A 900 HP BBC so I am very familiar with BBC engines but not so much on the special needs of a boat motor. Long story short I was...
  7. Tow Vehicles
    We bought it new kids grew up in it. They drove it. Sat for 4 years. Such a good truck can't see buying something else. Put a Chevy crate engine in it a few years back. picked up today had the body straightened put a HD hood on it. Step 1 complete Tomorrow rear end overhaul then trans...
  8. V-Drives
    I have the drive out of my Howard sitting on my bench and want to start tearing into it. Has anyone rebuilt one of these or have any resources that would help me? Any type of manual or directions on the proper order to tear down, torque specs, bearings, etc... would be extremely helpful! I have...
  9. V-Drives
    I am rebuilding a '72 Sanger bubble deck. the prop strut delaminated the floor. I have the floor fixed and I am in the process of re-rigging. I need some idea's on how to make a return spring set up for the down pedal?
  10. Michigan Hot Boats
    Hi There I just bought a new boat with a unknown condition split bowl Berkeley Pump. While i've got the engine out this winter I thought I might have the Pump Gone through. Does any one have the contact info for i believe it's Aaron and Dave (SAMSPARTS) over in adrian???? Thanks Nick
  11. GN7 On the Dyno
    Hay guys, I have a 21' open bow jet with the OG 454. Shes getting a little tired and it's time for a repower. It's a Gen 6 with the big heads, factory roller cam and forged rotating assembly . I also have a Gen 4 that was built for me about 12 years ago for a crew cab. It also has forged...
  12. Michigan Hot Boats
    can anyone rebuild Berkley jc pump if so how much
  13. V-Drives
    I have a 12 degree casale that got water in it from being underwater and then sat for 8 years. I am trying to get the gears out but the spacer is rusted on if i cant get it off can i take the shaft side apart and slide the whole thing out and put in a press ? or any ideas on how to get the...
  14. V-Drives
    Some of you all know I have a 1959 Biesemeyer 4pt hydro. After my best effort over the last couple years of trying to get this boat to run without it trying to kill me, I have to give up and reboot. So what would you do? The boat has been re-done to the point that just a couple years ago it...
  15. V-Drives
    Hi, does any one know if there is still a rebuild kit available for a 755 water pump?
  16. V-Drives
    I found this the other day...had it saved for years. It's an in depth view of the rebuild of a split case box.. Laid Back Boaters • View topic - Casale V-Drive Rebuild Take a look...it answers lots of questions...
  17. V-Drives
    Please give me a recommendation for someone who can rebuild a '78 Casale V Drive with Whirlaway and also polish the case. The gearcase appears to be in good condition, just needs to be freshened up after sitting around most of its 37 years in the boat. While it is apart, I would like to get he...
  18. Jet Boats
    Blown Fever Update Working on older Place Craft
  19. V-Drives
    I decided to pull my v-drive this winter and open it up for a overdue inspection. Got it apart yesterday and actually looks pretty good inside. I think I am going to replace the bearings/seals while it is out. I have been talking to the local bearing supplier and struggling to find a Part...
  20. Jet Boats
    Hello all, I am rebuilding a '77 20' Cheetah w/ BBF 460 and Berkeley 12JC pump. I am building a 475-500 hp, 500ish lb./ft torque BBF power plant and currently painting and re-rigging the boat. I have gotten to the point of wanting to begin addressing the pump. I pulled the complete pump from...
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