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Hi, new to the forums here. I have a '74 Rogers 18' jet I bought as a non running project in '92. Got it together in '95 and ran it at the Phoenix area lakes and Havasu for the rest of the 90s with 428 and 455 Pontiacs. Other priorities came around and the boat has been out of the water since then. I have had much hull work done to it and am now working on it again and may have her in the water sometime this summer with much more motor.
I'd like to learn more about Rogers boats, both good and bad that anyone may want to share here.
I really like the styling of mine with the rounded back end ( looks like an earlier flattie ), it has full stringers and seems to be a very solid boat.

How does a Rogers like mine measure up to other brands? Is there a following to this brand or?

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Steve
 

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Rogers Custom Boats rock! :)devil

I crawled through at least 10 different boats last year and IMO none compare with Rogers glass work. Excelant hulls! I'm sure a ot more people will chime in.

 

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Hi, new to the forums here. I have a '74 Rogers 18' jet I bought as a non running project in '92. Got it together in '95 and ran it at the Phoenix area lakes and Havasu for the rest of the 90s with 428 and 455 Pontiacs. Other priorities came around and the boat has been out of the water since then. I have had much hull work done to it and am now working on it again and may have her in the water sometime this summer with much more motor.
I'd like to learn more about Rogers boats, both good and bad that anyone may want to share here.
I really like the styling of mine with the rounded back end ( looks like an earlier flattie ), it has full stringers and seems to be a very solid boat.

How does a Rogers like mine measure up to other brands? Is there a following to this brand or?

thanks,
Steve
Want to sell it??:)sphss I've been looking around for one for some time now.
 

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Talk to RCB19 and Fuelinmyveins. They're both running past the century mark in their Rogers. Both have really nice boats!
 

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dude i grew up in my dads 78 19ft rogers bonneville tr and im 24 now click the links below its the black one... and i bought my own rogers a year ago its a 78 18ft bonneville and have done my home work on these hauls... to hang with cp's, daytonas, cheyennes, etc you need more horsepower cause of the weight/ power ratio... RCB19 and fuelinmyveins can give you low down... one thing i learned alot people dont know is the 18ft rogers have no drop chimes on the bottom like the 19s do.. mine is the white and orange rogers and right now its stripped to the haul getting all re done...
 

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Thanks for the pictures and info. That red Rogers runs 100mph? Wow. Unblown too.
The fastest I think I got my boat to go in the 90s was about 70. Of course, I wish to go and plan to go faster. Don't we all?
I have always loved blowers but could not afford to do so in the 90s, so I've been saving my pennies to buy (or build myself) some good engine parts and am going to run a 14-71. A jet-a-way is also planned. With the room that the blower drive & jet-a-way takes up, I did not want to loose much int space by moving the motor forward.
The interior space of the Rogers was too my liking and didn't want to decrease it.
So, to slove that problem, I had the drive moved back considerably. The hand hole cover is now outside the boat. I had Bergeron help me refine my idea and they did the hull work. The intake was moved back and a new ride place was made too.

Has anyone here moved their jet drive further back? My understanding is it will also help stability at speed. Coments? I can take some pics if anyone is interested.
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Both RCB's and mine have the jets set back. It helps Get the boat out of the water w/ in turn lessens the drag. How far back did you set the intake?
The quickest I've gone in mine on motor only is a 9.76 (1/4mile) at 107 mph. It will go quite a bit quicker on the nitrous if I want to push it.
RCB was running the same mph a few weeks ago in needles and he is also naturally asperiated.
Blowers can make good power but add quite a bit of weight to the boat. Unless you really crank up the boost it can be dificult to over come the extra weight.
The biggest thing w/ any V-Bottom is if the motor shuts off at high speeds the boats are more than likely going to hook.
 

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I will measure my drive to see how far back it was moved. This idea to do this is from several years back and it is not fresh in mind. I would guess 8"-10".

Another thing I have noticed with the other Rogers' shown here is my deck is flatter and straighter. the ones pictures here are curved and rounded. Perhaps it is because mine is older? Here is a pic to show how mine is.

If some were called "Bonneville", would anyone know whar model mine is called?

On blowers, although I do appreciate opinions here, I really doubt that the modest weight of a blower will penalize me. Increasing the fuel capacity of my tanks years ago would have added more weight than a blower does and I never felt the difference.

The idea of buying the jet-a-way, of course, is for safety reasons. I hate to swallow $1,400 but, at least it is a 1 time expense and I can have somewhat more peice of mind when going fast.

In the late 90s, after much pounding at Havasu, the steering wheel assembly, helm, started to break out of the dash and it was also cracking in the middle. I had that all torn out and replaced the plywood underneath and reglassed. I have yet to redrill the dash. It is blank at this time.

Another thing I remembered I did with my rogers in the early 90s was I cut out the fuel tanks. Once they were out, I had the front and back cut off of both of them and had both ends of each tank lengthened to hold more fuel. If I remember correctly, I think they were 13 per side (?) and now I think they are about 20 per side.

My trailer needs quite a bit of work too but, not too bad to handle. some welding, boards, carpet and paint.
I really look forward to having her in the water again, maybe sometime later this summer, not sure. I will be order the jet-a-way this week and about all I need left to put the motor together is pistons. They will be ordered probably within a week too. The boat is a keeper, I tend to be a pack rat and keep most everyting I buy over the years. I still even have my first car I bought when I was 15.

It's nice to have some boat people to converse here with. I'll need some new boat friends when I get her back in the water. Thanks again for the conversations.
Steve
 

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... Another thing I have noticed with the other Rogers' shown here is my deck is flatter and straighter. the ones pictures here are curved and rounded. Perhaps it is because mine is older? Here is a pic to show how mine is.

If some were called "Bonneville", would anyone know whar model mine is called?...
Cyclone! :)devil
 

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Wow! that was fast. Thanks for posting the ad. Maybe mine is a Cyclone. I always thougt it was longer. I'll go out and measure it.

All the Rogers boats shown here on this thread are just beautiful. I'd like to meet some other Rogers owners sometime down the road.
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Wow! that was fast. Thanks for posting the ad. Maybe mine is a Cyclone. I always thougt it was longer. I'll go out and measure it.

All the Rogers boats shown here on this thread are just beautiful. I'd like to meet some other Rogers owners sometime down the road.
Steve
Popular boats, I guess!;)

They really do have good lines!!!:)devil I'd love to see one in person!!!:D

I'm a big fan of RCB's boat. Very clean build!!!:)devil

I need to make a trip out to the west coast one of these days and see some of these boats!:D

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