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by slowcarguy
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My SkiKing build
Replies: 18
Views: 3780

Re: My SkiKing build

OMG OMG OMG, I need to start back in on my Ski King and just glass the bottom already. I cut the hole for the jet and mounted it up. I should stop working on my old Japanese motorcycles and think, "summer is coming in the high desert and the lake is your only salvation." -Alex ps. your rig looks gre...
by slowcarguy
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Decision time for a Squirt with Jet
Replies: 9
Views: 7066

my experience

I'm building my ski king with a berkeley jet and after I finished the frame I roughed out the area for the intake taking into account the thickness of the 2 layers of bottom ply. I then framed in the intake and made sure to bolt it to the keel andaffix it to the transom. After that I faired it all a...
by slowcarguy
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski King Hull Q2
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Craig, have you made and progress as of late on your frame?

-Alex
by slowcarguy
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski King Hull Q2
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

my experience

I found that the keel will have a natural tendency to bend down(that is when it's built upside down) and it met up with the stem wonderfully because of how it lies in the 3, 4 and 5th frame member.

I'm a bit jealous that you found such a great deal on wood.

~Alex
by slowcarguy
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: newcomer, Ski King build 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 4010

update

rasorinc: I am still piecing together my setup. I think I will have my power take off manufacured soon. This will bolt on after the thinned/machined flywheel. I'm using a jet drive so it will just mate up to a u-joint and right to the jet unit. I plan on taking a subaru bell housing and cutting off ...
by slowcarguy
Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Did you ever think of a Mazda wankel engine for your boat?
Replies: 6
Views: 3488

$.02

I was talking to a jetboat performance place and mentioned that I was looking into subaru power on the water and he mentioned that he'd some great experience in the 70's/80's with wankle powered jet boats. Small package/lightweight and potential for some high HP with forced induction. I've heard, li...
by slowcarguy
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: newcomer, Ski King build 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 4010

My SkiKing is getting a 1993 subaru 2.2 liter turbo engine. It's a flat 4 so she sits low and it's a compact package. It's 17" from crank pulley to flywheel and about 33" wide and 24" tall. It weighs 250 lbs give or take and is rated at 165 hp and 175 tq. in stock trim. Just my $.02. ~Alex Jones ps,...
by slowcarguy
Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Just an update on my Ski King
Replies: 14
Views: 6678

more more

Scarfing 1/4" plywood is tricky http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/slowcarguy/Scarf1.jpg http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/slowcarguy/Scarf2.jpg Full length pieces http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/slowcarguy/Scarf3.jpg Finally got that first layer on the transom http://i162.photobu...
by slowcarguy
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Shopping for a low-profile trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 3966

Shopping for a low-profile trailer

I'm building the 15' Ski King and I was hoping to get a trailer that sat relatively low to the ground. I am planning on pulling this with my car so I didn't want the boat to be sitting higher than the roof line. I'd like to run some decent sized wheels(at least 12") but ideally I'd like the bottom o...
by slowcarguy
Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Just an update on my Ski King
Replies: 14
Views: 6678

Pictures

Dwain. you did send me those pictures of the Audeen. I have studied them to no end. My understanding about the intake was to have the finished hull flush with the front lip of the intake. This prevents cavation and allows the water to seamlessly move into the pump. I'm used a couple scraps of the pl...
by slowcarguy
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Just an update on my Ski King
Replies: 14
Views: 6678

engine weight

The specs call for a 4cly converted jeep motor which I have trouble believing will be anything but cast iron. My engine weighs 250 lbs. and it all aluminum. I think putting it back slightly from stock will help. The HP ratings are 40-90 hp for the boat which will move you along at about 35-40 knots....
by slowcarguy
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Just an update on my Ski King
Replies: 14
Views: 6678

Progress

I haven't taken at look at that webletter but I will, thanks for the input. My rig does still have a slight vee to it so I'm hoping that it'll be just fine. I've gotten conflicting advice when it comes to engine placement. I've been told on this forum to keep the engine in the middle(18" center of g...
by slowcarguy
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Just an update on my Ski King
Replies: 14
Views: 6678

Just an update on my Ski King

I've been working on an off now for about 6 months and now that it's cooled off here in Las Vegas I can really make some progress without absolutely suffering through the early afternoon. Early on 75 bdft in the Honda http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/slowcarguy/75BdFt.jpg I don't have a plane...
by slowcarguy
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Vintage 60's seadoo jet
Replies: 1
Views: 2819

Vintage 60's seadoo jet

I noticed that on ebay there is a berkeley jet model 6JA. After a little research, I figured out that it came in an old seadoo. This may actually help out someone building a sub-15' boat and considering a jet. The advantage would be that it's a self contained unit unlike the newer jet-ski style wher...
by slowcarguy
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Step-by-step converstion to jetdrive
Replies: 3
Views: 4116

UGLY

I know that pump sticks out from the back of the boat quite a bit but you must realize that this guy is going for ultimate speed. The less of the boat you have in the water, the less friction and therefore more speed! I simply threw it up here because I think that a visual acount would help those of...

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