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Hey guys new to the forum, so far I really like this forum compared to the other ones that i've seen.

My question is as follows. I have a 460 South Wind Jet boat with a Berkeley pump. I'm wondering where i can get the "Nozzle O-Ring" (Part number 48) http://www.berkeleyjet.com/products/12jC_parts.htm from somewhere less expensive than berkeleys site for $20, thanks for your help in advance
 

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Tom at Jet Boat Performance has everything you will ever need.

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cool guys thank you for your help. The ring started coming out and it began effecting the steering
 

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cool guys thank you for your help. The ring started coming out and it began effecting the steering
Leave it out and forget about it. No harm.

Dad bought my boat in 1978, showroom new. I inherited it in 2003. Neither of us could keep that seal in, leave it out, or upgrade to better parts like a Place Diverter setup.
 

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...upgrade to better parts like a Place Diverter setup.
:)devil :)bulb :)devil

Out of curiousty Aaron...do you happen to use the EOIC method when adjusting a diverter? I hear that with a long duration rooster tail and a wide "hull to water" seperation angle that that method just don't cut it. :D
 

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Leave it out and forget about it. No harm.

Dad bought my boat in 1978, showroom new. I inherited it in 2003. Neither of us could keep that seal in, leave it out, or upgrade to better parts like a Place Diverter setup.

It will be safe to not have it in? What is the purpose of that seal?
 

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the purpose of the teflon seal is to seal the steering tube to the nozzle or bowl housing, in my opinion by leaving it out i dont think will be a safety issue but you will have excessive blowby and i think you willhave a noticeable loss of performance. if you want to spend enough time in hunting at an industrial supply or hydralic supply you will find that this is an off the shelf part that you should be able to procure for around 5-6 bucks. if you dont wont to spend a day hunting it you could support one of several venders on this board.
 

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the purpose of the teflon seal is to seal the steering tube to the nozzle or bowl housing, in my opinion by leaving it out i dont think will be a safety issue but you will have excessive blowby and i think you willhave a noticeable loss of performance. if you want to spend enough time in hunting at an industrial supply or hydralic supply you will find that this is an off the shelf part that you should be able to procure for around 5-6 bucks. if you dont wont to spend a day hunting it you could support one of several venders on this board.
John what you up to... Called you yesterday, do you have anything to test a Impeller on right now... Call my mobile... XOXOXO to ya... bitch!
 

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the purpose of the teflon seal is to seal the steering tube to the nozzle or bowl housing, in my opinion by leaving it out i dont think will be a safety issue but you will have excessive blowby and i think you willhave a noticeable loss of performance. if you want to spend enough time in hunting at an industrial supply or hydralic supply you will find that this is an off the shelf part that you should be able to procure for around 5-6 bucks. if you dont wont to spend a day hunting it you could support one of several venders on this board.
cool thanks. I spoke with Tom at "jet boat Performance" and he is one of the most helpful people ever lol. He will be sending me a new seal and give me some instruction on how fix the oversteer issue causing the seal to be exposed. thanks for all your help guys i appreciate it
 

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:)devil :)bulb :)devil

Out of curiousty Aaron...do you happen to use the EOIC method when adjusting a diverter? I hear that with a long duration rooster tail and a wide "hull to water" seperation angle that that method just don't cut it. :D
On my diverter, No.

It DID gain me 7HP on my 22" 3HP lawn mower tho when I re-ran the valves using it. :D
 

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Pwr/S/W/Sm : Happy to help , the pic shows the area for a tiny steering "stop" (easily fabbed with a small stainless allen head bolt , chances are some "combined" wear in the Nozzle and or "nozzle adaptor" area has likley allowed the pivot to exceed the edge causing the thrus to "blow out" the edge of the seal ring , This could actually cause your steering to lock up ! Be carefull Tom
 

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Pwr/S/W/Sm : Happy to help , the pic shows the area for a tiny steering "stop" (easily fabbed with a small stainless allen head bolt , chances are some "combined" wear in the Nozzle and or "nozzle adaptor" area has likley allowed the pivot to exceed the edge causing the thrus to "blow out" the edge of the seal ring , This could actually cause your steering to lock up ! Be carefull Tom
Cool Tom thanks again for all your help with everything and going that extra mile. You'll be in business forever with your fantastic practices. :)devil:)devil
 
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