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by Ranchero50
16 Jul 2018, 21:16
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting
Replies: 396
Views: 123562

Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting

By golly, we got it WET this past Friday. Oldest son was working so #2 son was 'forced' to come along and good times were had. Engine sputtered and stuttered up river at 5k but after floating for an hour with fresh fuel in the bowls it came to life with a relish. Missed the old girl and the quiet ti...
by Ranchero50
27 Apr 2018, 20:14
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting
Replies: 396
Views: 123562

Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting

I put a charged battery in it last week, couple squirts of starting fluid and it fired right off. Man, it made a FOG of 2 stroke smoke for a couple minutes but seemed to clear up well. Both cylinders warms up and it fired off again easily. All this on 2 year old gas.
by Ranchero50
18 Mar 2018, 11:22
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Where to put my Console.
Replies: 14
Views: 5566

Where to put my Console.

I'd buy longer cables first and move the console as far forward as you can. Maybe ditch the front storage / seat in the process. It'll help you see down into the water and also makes a nice grab point for working on the front deck. If it's not enough to balance your draft, add some pods.
by Ranchero50
18 Mar 2018, 09:00
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Flotation pods? Do they help?
Replies: 15
Views: 7233

Flotation pods? Do they help?

Pods trump tabs any day of the week. Pods work great to keep the arse end out of the water while you draft, something any outboard guy should love. Also the hulls longer wetted length allows the boat to come up on plane at a shallower angle as well as not sink so hard coming off plane. It'll keep th...
by Ranchero50
17 Mar 2018, 22:06
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting
Replies: 396
Views: 123562

Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting

So, this happened. The boat sat in the shed all last year. Not going to happen this year. Really haven't done anything with it so it should be interesting starting it with 2 year old stuff in the tanks.
by Ranchero50
17 Mar 2018, 22:02
Forum: Inboard Jets
Topic: NEW JET JON-SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

NEW JET JON (updated with pics) See 'Sell It' section

I'd keep it. With the power it has you'll be able to pop up on plane easily and then throttle down for the ride. Under powered you'll wallow and dig deeper holes in the water until it planes. Better chance of whacking something.
by Ranchero50
05 Jul 2017, 19:40
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting
Replies: 396
Views: 123562

Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting

Nah, small fish, big river. I'm hoping the uproar will have them dialing back the decision.

I feel bad because I haven't even had the boat out yet this year. It's available, I'm available but I need a day to commission it. Too many damned projects, too little time.
by Ranchero50
04 Jul 2017, 12:37
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting
Replies: 396
Views: 123562

Alumacraft MV1448 Seadoo IB jet, Still jetting

So,so disappointing. Looks like I'll have to do something about the build pictures since photobucket is no longer allowing 3rd party image hosting. In the meantime if you right click on the clocked image and copy the image location you can open a new tab, paste the link and see the picture. Again, d...
by Ranchero50
04 Jul 2017, 12:34
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Photobucket is retarded
Replies: 30
Views: 7513

Photobucket is retarded

Yep, 3rd party picture hosting is allowed if you want to pony up $399 per year. I've lost pics to every build for the past ten plus years. I do have 3400 pics on PB and 400 Mb of my free 2Gb allowance. So the search has begun for a replacement. Flickr is owned by Yahoo which is now owned by Verizon ...
by Ranchero50
23 Sep 2016, 20:25
Forum: Inboard Jets
Topic: NEW JET JON-SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 4663

HELP WITH NEW (to me) JET JON

Post up some pics of your hull. You should also be able to Google search basic Seadoo configurations and find what you have.
by Ranchero50
10 Aug 2016, 18:25
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Cutting a tunnel-cost guesstimate?
Replies: 32
Views: 4937

Cutting a tunnel-cost guesstimate?

If you extend the spray shield back over the jet foot it will help keep it from drawing air on launch.
by Ranchero50
28 Jan 2016, 22:16
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Jet Jon project questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3762

Jet Jon project questions

It did on mine. What's your layout and balance now? Pics show a pretty empty hull. Gonna need to finish it out to figure the balance.
by Ranchero50
17 Jan 2016, 09:20
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Stomp grate question
Replies: 11
Views: 2139

Stomp grate question

I would be more concerned about the pressure drop behind the grates. If the area taken by the grate is much smaller than the area of the port behind the grate I think the water would be more susceptible to cavitate, especially if you are close to pump area (pie x R2). However if your grate opening a...
by Ranchero50
16 Jan 2016, 09:01
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Jet Jon project questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3762

Jet Jon project questions

I had problems with porpoising. Need to move the center of balance inside the center of stability bubble for it to go away.

I ended up just extending my trim tabs back until it went away. Check out my build thread for some better insight.
by Ranchero50
16 Jan 2016, 08:57
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Spoon design?
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Spoon design?

I would form the UHMWPE and then mechanically attach it to the hull. That way you can fine tune the design until it works best for your hull. Per design, dangle a soup spoon from the handle so the back touches the stream of water from your sink faucet and notice how the water will follow the back cu...