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by PSG-1
04 Jul 2018, 18:05
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: South Carolina River Runners
Replies: 1
Views: 618

South Carolina River Runners

by PSG-1
04 Jul 2018, 18:03
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: ALUMA-JET- Duracraft 1648 SV Jetboat Conversion
Replies: 165
Views: 54917

ALUMA-JET- Duracraft 1648 SV Jetboat Conversion

Good to hear from you again, mmf! The specs say the 2472 sea ark weighs about 950 lbs, just the dry hull weight. Then you have to account for weight of engine, fuel, battery, persons on board, gear, additional decking/modifications. A boat that size, especially with the wide beam, would be a good ca...
by PSG-1
20 Feb 2017, 19:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Helpful hints to find leaks and patch corrosion
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Helpful hints to find leaks and patch corrosion

Thanks! Sometimes you just gotta improvise. 8)
by PSG-1
19 Feb 2017, 21:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Helpful hints to find leaks and patch corrosion
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Helpful hints to find leaks and patch corrosion

Repairing a boat for a customer. Showing how to leak test, and a few tips on patching corrosion.

by PSG-1
19 Feb 2017, 21:40
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Native American Fishing Weirs on the PeeDee River
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Here is your DAM footage!

Blewett Falls Spillway, Pee Dee River, Rockingham, NC.

by PSG-1
19 Feb 2017, 21:39
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Native American Fishing Weirs on the PeeDee River
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Native American Fishing Weirs on the PeeDee River

These are the remains of fish traps built by the PeeDee and Cheraw Indians thousands of years ago, along the PeeDee River, just downstream of US74 at Rockingham, NC. Enjoy!!

8) 8)

by PSG-1
15 Apr 2016, 00:10
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Jet Jon project questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4365

Jet Jon project questions

I fixed my porpoising problem by making a ride plate that extends all the way back to the end of the steering nozzle, and then using a set of shims at the rear. Made the shims from some 1/8" X 1" flat aluminum stock, cut to 1" length, and with a 3/8" hole in the center for the rear bolts to pass thr...
by PSG-1
25 Mar 2016, 09:11
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Edisto Island
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

Edisto Island

Yeah, the water temp is still about 63 degrees. But these warm days will likely draw fish into the marsh. They seek out the warmth of the pluff mud during incoming tides, as it has been warmed by the sun during the period of low tide. Your best fishing is going to be an hour after low until the wate...
by PSG-1
24 Mar 2016, 09:00
Forum: Inboard Jets
Topic: Capt1972's IB jet build
Replies: 24
Views: 9087

Capt1972's IB jet build

Nice!! 8) The engine and the pump is the hardest part. Once you get those components installed, it's smooth sailing from there.
by PSG-1
21 Mar 2016, 10:43
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: My jet Jon build thread
Replies: 79
Views: 14613

My jet Jon build thread

You can probably get an aftermarket +5 degree nozzle, or a +5 degree pump wedge that fits between the stator and the thrust nozzle (like Capt1972 mentioned) This will make a difference.
by PSG-1
04 Mar 2016, 12:20
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: My jet Jon build thread
Replies: 79
Views: 14613

My jet Jon build thread

Yep, I know all about cutting a tank to make it fit the boat. :mrgreen: This is what I had to do with my jet boat's tanks, so they would fit the profile of the gunwale:
Fuel Tank Modified.jpg
by PSG-1
04 Mar 2016, 11:49
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: My jet Jon build thread
Replies: 79
Views: 14613

My jet Jon build thread

Those top loader grates are OK if you only run on open water, where there is chop (and no debris). On choppy water, they perform as advertised, feeding more water to the pump and minimizing acceleration slip. But on inland rivers, bays, back creeks, and other shallow areas, or in areas where there i...
by PSG-1
28 Feb 2016, 22:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: hydroturf over rivets on deck (or just flooring suggestions)
Replies: 6
Views: 615

hydroturf over rivets on deck (or just flooring suggestions)

This is just an educated guess, but I think the voids caused by the rivets not letting the hydroturf adhere flat to the surface could lead to bubbling in those spots. Then again, I might be wrong about that.
by PSG-1
26 Feb 2016, 16:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Flag pole
Replies: 6
Views: 845

Flag pole

I just used the little ones that are on the plastic sticks, and zip-tied them to the stern light:
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by PSG-1
20 Feb 2016, 10:39
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: ALUMA-JET- Duracraft 1648 SV Jetboat Conversion
Replies: 165
Views: 54917

ALUMA-JET- Duracraft 1648 SV Jetboat Conversion

Yeah, like I said, I am SO glad I decided to go ahead and reinforce the area around the pump with all that plate. That probably saved me a busted steering nozzle, thrust nozzle, reverse gate, and the steering and reverse cables. The plates worked so well, that the boat itself never touched the ramp,...