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Jet Boat Project Needs a Name. CV-19?

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I know, its taken by the Aircraft Carrier Hancock. 

She started out a week ago Weds. as a boat purchase.  Nice little 2002 15-48 Express with a layout that I wanted.  She came with a 02 Johnson 4 hp prop, 36 lb thrust Motorguide Bill Dance edition, nice little trailer, 2 seats with posts, batteries, anchors and winches, and life jackets.  She was sitting on the side of the road and I went back to pick her up after work for a song.  Older couple had bought her new and pulled her back and forth to a little CA lake nearby.  Like new.

Sat., I drove to Doniphan and picked up a nice little 2000 Johnson 25/20 jet with electric start to complete the project.  It was pouring rain and I had to go to TN for a wedding, the motor made its first trip to TN in the back of the Sequoia.

Last week I stripped the anchor winches off, took the old trolling motor off and the 4 Hp Johnson.

This weekend I made some pvc bows and put a cover on her.  I moved the trailer winch forward and shifted the whole boat up on the bunks more.  Changed out the tongue jack with one that has a side handle instead of the top handle knuckle buster.  Adjusted the front riser down so the boat rides on the rear bunks square, before it sit too high and only the rear of the boat was on the bunk.  In the process of filling holes drilled with pop rivets.  Replaced the winch strap, old one was rotted at hook.  Put new yellow roller on winch.  Put a couple of new transom straps on, something the other guy never used.

Transfer on the titles may be a problem, License offices may close soon.

Several more things to go.  Surely I will get to stay home soon.....

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Mount ready for the jet to sit on it.  Wires run for the trolling motor.

Gonna sit the motor tomorrow and run it this weekend to tune height.  Then cap it off with aluminum.

Must be getting color blind, Camo Sand by Krylon not quite the match on the boat color.  But, this is really the first chance I have saw it dry and in daylight in the last few weeks.

 

 

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Ms/Mrs Budweiser was / is a gold cup winning hydroboat. I'm guessing that wrench watched that race on LOZ. I enjoyed it for sure.

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1 hour ago, Deadstream said:

Ms/Mrs Budweiser was / is a gold cup winning hydroboat. I'm guessing that wrench watched that race on LOZ. I enjoyed it for sure.

Nope, wasn't interested.  My "high performance" phase didn't last very long (less than 2 years).  Only really undertook 3 hotrod outboard projects and all exploded prematurely.  I'm not a good high performance guy, I'm more into building things that last instead of things that go fast.

 

I'm digging the new rig JD. 👍

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