iam new to jet boats and am looking for an older jet boat to restore what should i look for what should i stay away from what should i offer for this http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=5078918&lpid=&cat=147
I didn't know Brendellajet was your son.My son (BrendellaJet)
There are lots of deals out there on Jet Boats right now. Your way better off picking something up thats pretty clean only needing minor work. Lots out there right now, and you will spend wayyy more restoring an old one.
I went to look at a boat last year and the boat "sounded" mechanically sound. Wires everywhere, gauges not hooked up and oil leaks galore. He fired it up without water and said "it has a good mallory ignition, but missing a few wires." Skinny, dumb and happy, I took it out for a test run. Water leaks spewing on the transom and he just said, "its a quick fix." Some 25 year old guy, living with his folks in the TP with trash and junk cars everywhere. 79 Millers statement is true and correct.Last but no least is check out the buyer and how he lives. Nice house or junk yard. Organized or did a bomb go off in his garage. Cars nice or beat up with worn tires etc etc. You get the picture.
Spot on Cy. Too bad it's so long. All that would make a good signature line.Typically there are a few things that the owner will lie or "Not know about"
The top speed of the boat is normally represented a good 20 mph faster than actual.
The parts in the "rebuilt" motor are not what is stated. And Rebuilt or gone through usually consists of new gaskets. Maybe.
The jet has never been rebuilt and or maintained.
The "New wiring" is only new where it is showing. Behind the dash and behind seats the wires have been spliced together.
There will be al least one guage that does not work.
The more money they have in stereo the less money has been put into maintenence.
If you have some skills these will not be a problem. I reccomend either water testing or just assuming that there are going to be certain problems that you will repair after the first outing.
Either take someone who knows Jet boats with you or have the seller meet you at a Jet boat shop for them to go through and nitpick and give you a real picture of what you are buying.
what is a stringerJones I looked at a Ranger like this one and I will tell you to keep on looking!! Not that I know this boat but it is a short stringer boat and the hull are on the light side and Panther drive! For example I just sold an older Taylor SJ running and with new gauges,cables for 3 bills! It also depends on what you want to do! There are some deals out there look for a little while and you will be better off! WTdevil
I do see this boat to be a full stringer it would be stronger than the one I looked at! Good luck and keep your eyes and ears open!
It's the back bone of a boat. Normally (2) 2 x 6's layed on edge. The motor is then bolted between the stringers. Sometimes right to the stingers or on an aluminum "rail kit" (more desireable).what is a stringer
i wouldn't figure you to be a shady seller.If someone came poking around one of my boats with an icepick I would tell you to hit the bricks.