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    Default New Member. New Jetboat

    Just got a new to me Jetboat, and was told to come post on here.

    Pics here:
    http://forgotton.net/jetboat/index.htm

    Drove down to klamath falls, OR from Vancouver, WA to get it. The snow pics were taken up at Crater Lake. (Promised the wife we could stop since we were so close).

    The rest of the pics are from sunday after getting it home.

    I took it to work with me today and parked it in our last empty bay and started gutting it. Should have pics of that tomorrow. Forgot my camera today.

    Interior is out, carpet is out, the rotten floor is about half way out. Need to order up all new control cables. Needs new paint, but that will have to wait till next season.

    Drained the oil (milky from sitting for so long out in the weather) and will fire it tomorrow and do a double oil change to see if the milk goes away.

    pulled one valve cover, and the heads are SPOTLESS. No sludge, no burned oil, even the inside of the valve covers are spotless, and they are the original berkeley/pacajet 460 covers too!

    Im crossing my fingers to get it in the water in the next couple weeks.
    Daryl
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    1978 Marlin 18ft. 460 Ford. Berkeley 12JC-A

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    Sweet...looks like you have a little work cut out for you. Keep the pics coming. I love posts where people rip their boats apart and put them back together. Unlike my threads where I rip it apart and then wonder how the hell Im ever going to get it back together

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    You should jump over to SKAGENBOATS.COM as well. We are mostly all in WA and the group is getting huge! Very friendly people with lots of parts and advise. We get together several times a year some south, some north, and some east. If you need parts or advise everyone is willing to help. If your into big gatherings we hit the Potholes every Laborday weekend and last year I think it was 100+ jets easy! All makes and years everyone is welcome!

    Nice Boat!!

    Scott

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    Yah, what they said. Welcome and congratulations on the purchase. There's a run planned for the Columbia river in the Longview area that would be a nice close run and you'd be able to hook up with some of the gang there. Also, as Scott mentioned, jump onto SkagenBoats.com. Lots of good folks there.

    Congrats once again on your purchase and keep the pics coming......john

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    Congrats on the boat and welcome to PB Forums
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    Yep, Skagenboats.com is great. I live in Longview and were having a good run on the lower columbia river up here in Longview on the 25th of July and a party afterwards either at my house or a friends depending on how many peeps are staying. We have secure parking for the boats and tents and rvs are welcome. Pm me and ill fill in the details. You should make it.

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    Welcome, and congrats!
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    I will check out the skagenboats in a little bit.

    Cant do the July 25th cruise. The All-Ford drags are that day at Bremerton Racetrack, and I have to go defend my title.

    Got most of the rotten wood out of it today, and enslaved my carpool partner into grinding on some glass for me to prep for new a new floor. Will get pics up in a little while.
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    The carnage begins!! Remembered to take my camera with me to work today. I also managed to enslave some free labor out of my carpool partner. Time he earned his keep for all those free rides to work he gets outta me!

    Interior is out, carpet is out, all the rotten plywood is out in the main seating area. Im not sure Im going to mess with the fuel tank. The wood "appears" to be in better shape then what came out from under the seats. Not pristine, but should be fine. Will get a better look at it tomorrow once the dust settles.

    Only piece that concerns me is the center "keel" wood. Looks like standard 2x4 on edge. The engine end is completely gone, and I went about 18" forward from the rotten section, and while its good and solid, its soaking wet. I think Im going to cut the glass off the top all the way forward and let it dry out some before re glassing it back together. I'll whack the rotten section back to more solid wood and epoxy in a new piece and glass back over that too.

    Still havnt had a chance to fire the engine. Wanted to do it today, but I got pushed to the back corner of the bay so that my new construction guys had room to lay out all the hull planking for their new boat. Maybe by friday...

    new pics here:
    http://forgotton.net/jetboat/carnage/
    Daryl
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    Keep up the progress summer is comming fast. And it doesn't last long around here!!!

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    Here's the thread on Banderlog (another good jet boating site) where I put up a small writeup on my floor replace...

    http://www.banderlog.com/phpBB2/view...asc&highlight=
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    Welcome! I grew up halfway between Klamath Falls and Crater Lake, you must have driven through Chiloquin. There is a casino there now. I need to take the kids to see Crater Lake before they move away. Congratulations on the purchase also
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    Welcome to the forums......

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    well, Ive been pretty busy. Got the boat all tore down, replaced a lot of wood, cables, and other pieces, and Im slowly putting it back together again! Hope to have it in the water this weekend!

    Have a *TON* of pics here:
    http://forgotton.net/jetboat/jetboat.html
    Daryl
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