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So I'm looking at a little jet boat a friend has, which I am probably going to pick up.

It's a 74 Anthony 19' with a 460 Ford and a Jacuzzi WJ/B

First of all, who is Anthony? I've never heard of them. Good looking hull, has quarter stringers and a small gas tank under the bow. Were they a splash of a more popular hull? I couldn't find much through searching.

Second is the pump. I know a lot of people don't like Jacuzzi pumps but I'm not looking to set records. I'm just looking for 65mph or so on the river. Is it possible with a stock pump if it's tight? I understand back in the day these pumps could do 100+ with work and a good hull? What kind of HP am I looking at? 450 or so?

Right now the pump has two angle rings on it angling the nozzle upwards, seems kinda odd. I didn't have anything to measure the angle with. Any thoughts from the jet gurus out there?
 

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Tony (Anthony Boats) started out working for Tahiti boats back in the day. His hulls were splashed from other boat manuf.

The company went out of business in 1980 or 81

Oldrigger may have more information on Anthony Boats

Here is my 1976 Anthony 18'

 

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Philofab , Congratulations on your aquisition Sure it will make a nice project for you We've repaired and serviced a few Anthonys over the years for folks , re the Jacuzzi Wj , its a good solid Jet in both stock and modified forms When tight and built right it will produce performance rivaling its Berk type brothers . the "plates" you speak of are likley "up" wedges some one has used to "tune " the jet drive nozzle between the nozzle adaptor and back of the bowl flange . Those "plates" are kind of rare and hard to come by anymore . 65 is not unreasonable with some work and some HP . I'd say drive the boat as is and assess the performance then make possibly make changes accordingly Tom
 

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Thanks for the info! I'm just trying to get a rough idea of this boat so I can put a motor together that will suit it. The current 460 seized for some reason, but I have another motor I was planning on installing that I know the history of.

What kind of RPM should this motor like to make power at? I was thinking around 4500-5K with a nice torque curve from bottom.

Philofab , Congratulations on your aquisition Sure it will make a nice project for you We've repaired and serviced a few Anthonys over the years for folks , re the Jacuzzi Wj , its a good solid Jet in both stock and modified forms When tight and built right it will produce performance rivaling its Berk type brothers . the "plates" you speak of are likley "up" wedges some one has used to "tune " the jet drive nozzle between the nozzle adaptor and back of the bowl flange . Those "plates" are kind of rare and hard to come by anymore . 65 is not unreasonable with some work and some HP . I'd say drive the boat as is and assess the performance then make possibly make changes accordingly Tom
 

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lets see some pics of the boat & also the jet :)...460's in mild form (cam, manif, carb, ign) make good power! & are very reliable for lake/river use :)

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Thanks for the info! I'm just trying to get a rough idea of this boat so I can put a motor together that will suit it. The current 460 seized for some reason, but I have another motor I was planning on installing that I know the history of.

What kind of RPM should this motor like to make power at? I was thinking around 4500-5K with a nice torque curve from bottom.
In stock form which was 320 hp these would typically turn a Berk A (and Jacuzzi wjb) around 4600 to 5K Build your motor to make power between 2500 and 5000 ,don't "overcam it" ,9.5 compression decent heads 750 with an aluminum intake MSD and a "straight up" Timing gear you'll have a nice dependable Lake Rod Tom
 

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In stock form which was 320 hp these would typically turn a Berk A (and Jacuzzi wjb) around 4600 to 5K Build your motor to make power between 2500 and 5000 ,don't "overcam it" ,9.5 compression decent heads 750 with an aluminum intake MSD and a "straight up" Timing gear you'll have a nice dependable Lake Rod Tom
I agree.......I built my 460 13 seasons ago...... 450-475 hp spinning a Berk "B" 5500 rpm
 

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Anthony Boats

Anthony Boats was started by my father. If you would like answers to his boats I will answer them for you my take a few days for the answer but you will get one. The hulls were made right in the shop from molds he had.
 

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Anthony Boats was started by my father. If you would like answers to his boats I will answer them for you my take a few days for the answer but you will get one. The hulls were made right in the shop from molds he had.
Man thats great that we have the resources of forums to speak with boat builders 30+ years down the road. Thanks Rottwild for helping out and chiming in.

Chris
 

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Man thats great that we have the resources of forums to speak with boat builders 30+ years down the road. Thanks Rottwild for helping out and chiming in.

Chris
Agreed, that is awesome
 

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my first boat was a 76 anthony 19'. after putting a dom bowl and an "a" dom impellor on the jac suction and intake it ran 78 and change with a mild 468, no shoe or ride plate. it was one solid good riding boat.
 

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Dominator?

I was aware that AT had a "conversion" for the WJ and yj, but how did you accoplish a Dominator impy and bowl on a jacuzzi? Did you get the shaft and suction machined? Interesting.
 

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filled holes in bowl with all thread and machined flat. re-drilled for correct size (smaller). turned shaft down, made shouldered bronze wear ring. bought insulator from AT instead of interference fit. took factory grate and cut back lip of grate off and epoxied/shaped to intake simulating a shoe. yea yea yea but it helped then installed aftermarket loader. instant 8 mph gain. not a diy project if you dont have accesss to a machine shop but alot cheaper:)
 

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Anthony Boats was Anthony (Tony) Hagewood. He did work as a rigger at Tahiti. He started Anthony Boats with my Father Floyd Hagewood in the late 60's. They purchased discontinued 18 foot molds from Tahiti to start the business with in Hawaiian Gardens, CA.. Later, they developed molds for 19', 20', and 21' hulls. They came with Berkley or Panther jet pumps and usually had Chevy 454 inboard engines and roadrunner trailers. They had about 20 dealers mostly in the southwest and a few back east and northwest. They sold about 100 boats a year for 8 years from $6,000 to $15,000 each until sales drastically dropped off, the cost of liability insurance became unbearable and the company had to close. The boats were well made and very strong.

I was a proud owner of an 18' v-hull with a 454 Chevy engine and Panther pump which I purchased in 1972 and sold it 10 years later when I started having kids (see photo). The boat is still in use today.

When the business closed, Tony moved to Southeastern Texas and went to work for DEP chemicals as a sales rep then manager. No, he wasn't a preacher. Tony recently retired and has stayed in Southeastern Texas. Floyd Hagewood went back to the clothing business and worked for C&R Clothers as a District Manager until he retired. Floyd passed away in May 2010.
 

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Anthony Boats was Anthony (Tony) Hagewood. He did work as a rigger at Tahiti. He started Anthony Boats with my Father Floyd Hagewood in the late 60's. They purchased discontinued 18 foot molds from Tahiti to start the business with in Hawaiian Gardens, CA.. Later, they developed molds for 19', 20', and 21' hulls. They came with Berkley or Panther jet pumps and usually had Chevy 454 inboard engines and roadrunner trailers. They had about 20 dealers mostly in the southwest and a few back east and northwest. They sold about 100 boats a year for 8 years from $6,000 to $15,000 each until sales drastically dropped off, the cost of liability insurance became unbearable and the company had to close. The boats were well made and very strong.

I was a proud owner of an 18' v-hull with a 454 Chevy engine and Panther pump which I purchased in 1972 and sold it 10 years later when I started having kids (see photo). The boat is still in use today.

When the business closed, Tony moved to Southeastern Texas and went to work for DEP chemicals as a sales rep then manager. No, he wasn't a preacher. Tony recently retired and has stayed in Southeastern Texas. Floyd Hagewood went back to the clothing business and worked for C&R Clothers as a District Manager until he retired. Floyd passed away in May 2010.
Great infomation story and photos here , Thanks for Sharing ! Tom
 

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Anthony Boats was Anthony (Tony) Hagewood. He did work as a rigger at Tahiti. He started Anthony Boats with my Father Floyd Hagewood in the late 60's. They purchased discontinued 18 foot molds from Tahiti to start the business with in Hawaiian Gardens, CA.. Later, they developed molds for 19', 20', and 21' hulls. They came with Berkley or Panther jet pumps and usually had Chevy 454 inboard engines and roadrunner trailers. They had about 20 dealers mostly in the southwest and a few back east and northwest. They sold about 100 boats a year for 8 years from $6,000 to $15,000 each until sales drastically dropped off, the cost of liability insurance became unbearable and the company had to close. The boats were well made and very strong.

I was a proud owner of an 18' v-hull with a 454 Chevy engine and Panther pump which I purchased in 1972 and sold it 10 years later when I started having kids (see photo). The boat is still in use today.

When the business closed, Tony moved to Southeastern Texas and went to work for DEP chemicals as a sales rep then manager. No, he wasn't a preacher. Tony recently retired and has stayed in Southeastern Texas. Floyd Hagewood went back to the clothing business and worked for C&R Clothers as a District Manager until he retired. Floyd passed away in May 2010.
Thanks for the information on the history of Anthony Boats...I've owned mine for 22 years...has always been a solid riding boat.....handles great too!
 
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