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    Hello, just wanted to introduce myself. I am in Spokane, and am "fresh meat" to this boating scene. Been doing Hot rods, Customs and Harleys all my life and finally decided to get into the Jet Boat FUN!!! Been looking at a few for sale locally, and am trying to get a '72 Rogers as I type this, Don't "BANG" on me too hard for being new, but you gotta start somewhere right? Thanks, Ken
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    Welcome! What size/model Rogers? I don't think anyone will think bad about you picking one up. We have a local boat forum at skagenboats.com that you should check out as well. We have a few from Spokane there already.
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    have you thought of getting a v-drive boat. there are a couple really sweet boats here in the spokane area. as a friend of mine has said they are the crotch rocket on water. i have one and love it. they also burn 70 per cent less gas. i have owned jets and all they do is suck then blow HEHEHEHHEHE.
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    Forget the jet... Go V-drive. More of a Hot rod kind of thing.
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    That Rogers didn't turn out as promising as I thought it would be!! It was a '72 with an Olds 455 and rochester, but he couldn't get it running and it was an "enclosed engine" type, and the back where the Berkley was mounted looked a little rotted to me, I weld aluminum all day at work, but I aint no wood-worker Ha - Ha!!
    How/what is that V-drive?? Is that the type where the motor is connected to a shaft towards the front of the boat then another shaft goes towards the rear out the back??? To be honest I just wanna go fast and have the motor "out in the open" with a tunnel ram and headers pointed out back!!!!!. I am sure that is pretty generic, but I like loud and fast!! and able to seat 4 people. I guess I'll have to do some research into that V-drive, don't wanna spend a lot of money at first, as I am new to this, and the wife is just shaking her head as my harleys and Impalas have soaked a bit of money out of us in the past!!!
    That Skagen site is KOOL!!!! Especially with that recording of a "TRUE blown motor" Sounds like the caklefests I go to!!! It gave me goosebumps it sounds SOOOOO good!!! Thanks for the Welcome guys, I appreciate it, and look forward to "hanging out" and learning alot here...Ken Carvalho
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    The V-drives are definately the top of the hot boat food chain, but they tend to earn the title of trailer queen in mixed company cuz they like flat water. Many smaller jets don't like waves either, so give it some thought as to what your back and neck can take.
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    Thanks for the info!! Hadn't thought about the "josouling" of the back/neck, my chopper is a Hardtail so I am "assuming" I should be able to take what the water can give??!?!? I hope???? Thanks again,
    BTW that ride you have in your avitar, is WHAT I am looking for except I want a BIG ASS motor sticking up out the back!!! I really like the lines/stance of your boat!!!!
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    that is a picture of my v-drive with me driving it. if you would like some more details and see one up and close and in person let me know. i would be more than happy to show you. thanks larry
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    Aluminum welder , impala owner, your already one of my favorites. If you want to get a look at some v-drive boats there are 6 race and pleasure boats up at Bill's Heliarc in north spokane for your viewing. The address is N.53ll Julia , phone Dave(owner) at 509 994-7494 if you would like to talk to someone about boats. My first car was a 1961 bubble top. Jimmy D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Former Farmer View Post
    Aluminum welder , impala owner, your already one of my favorites. If you want to get a look at some v-drive boats there are 6 race and pleasure boats up at Bill's Heliarc in north spokane for your viewing. The address is N.53ll Julia , phone Dave(owner) at 509 994-7494 if you would like to talk to someone about boats. My first car was a 1961 bubble top. Jimmy D.
    Jim, are you taking the boat to TnR next weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopperimpala View Post
    Thanks for the info!! Hadn't thought about the "josouling" of the back/neck, my chopper is a Hardtail so I am "assuming" I should be able to take what the water can give??!?!? I hope???? Thanks again,
    BTW that ride you have in your avitar, is WHAT I am looking for except I want a BIG ASS motor sticking up out the back!!! I really like the lines/stance of your boat!!!!
    Ken,
    There's a big difference between a Jet and V-Drive and how they ride. You are more than welcome to stop by anytime. Maybe we'll get together and talk about this 1964 Impala I have and you can give my son some tips on it. I also have 2 Jet boats for sale currently Sold the other 2 this past weekend
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    Default TnR not sureyet , still have some issues with b-boat

    I'm not sure we are in the middle of the pack yet so Levi and dave are helping me with some fixable problems. Toys-- are you going over ? The flatbottom list seems to be growing, nice to see a full field. Jimmy D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopperimpala View Post
    Thanks for the info!! Hadn't thought about the "josouling" of the back/neck, my chopper is a Hardtail so I am "assuming" I should be able to take what the water can give??!?!? I hope???? Thanks again,
    BTW that ride you have in your avitar, is WHAT I am looking for except I want a BIG ASS motor sticking up out the back!!! I really like the lines/stance of your boat!!!!
    We've only had this one for a year and a half and love it. I wish it had a huge motor sticking out of it too sometimes, but I notice everyone that rides in it loves how quiet it is and how good it handles chop. Always nice to get girls in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former Farmer View Post
    I'm not sure we are in the middle of the pack yet so Levi and dave are helping me with some fixable problems. Toys-- are you going over ? The flatbottom list seems to be growing, nice to see a full field. Jimmy D.
    I am considering it. I'm heading over to Seattle anyways next weekend to look at a boat. May just make a weekend out of it. Trying to get back into the Racing myself but gotta find the right boat and setup for me first. Of course, $$ helps too
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