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Taking on water, ..... ouch!

Old 10-02-2018, 09:54 AM
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While at a get together this past Saturday in Long Branch N.J. I had to help a couple of the guys pull their boat quickly. None of us ever saw this before.
........Sometimes stuff happens when your just out having some fun.


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Old 10-02-2018, 09:57 AM
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That's bad. Also an indicator of a likely serious issue.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:15 AM
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something shifted, shoved, or let go.
impressive that you could save it! that would be a lot of water in a hurry
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:23 AM
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Motor mount go?
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I've seen that once on a salvage. Someone tog fishing over shallow rocks and didn't realize the tide was going down. Bouncing up and down in an east wind and finally the tide got low enough to slam the shaft into the rock. Thats a tremendous amount of water being let in, glad you saved it.
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are those sheet metal screws? there was so stuff happening to that box for a long time. the corrosion around the screws is old
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OK, , ....... so I'll let you in on the boat, ...... not your typical inboard. This was in the bottom of a 45 year old south Jersey racing garvey. Basically take a wedge shaped plywood box and put a good size Ford V8 in it with dry headers and go have some fun.







you can see her filling with water here.





A good time when you put a couple of south Jersey garveys together with a bunch of Jersey speed skiffs for a day .

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I used to watch them race in tuckerton as a kid. Daredevil drivers for sure!
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Motor mount go?
That's a good guess
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That's a good guess

Nahh, ....... Actually the bottom started to come out of the boat. .... the plywood bottom ripped free of all the internal framing and was moving up and down separate from the boat. That will be a winter fix.
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wow those look fun!!!
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:14 PM
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wow those look fun!!!
For the helmsman - I don't envy the passenger being sat behind that exhaust!
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FreddyNJ View Post
I used to watch them race in tuckerton as a kid. Daredevil drivers for sure!
Still an annual event just outside Barnegat public boat ramp sometime in July. Really fun watching them racing.
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:01 AM
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I'll have to check it out next summer, ahhh the memories!
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Jeezus, how do you not burn the shit out of your arms sitting behind the exhaust like that. You better have something to hold on to or your flopping arms will make contact.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:29 AM
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Yeah, that exhaust pipe...
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Well, I think people have already learned how to drive behind the exhaust pipes after 40 some years. I have hopped on one of these boats and everything on board is no-nonsense, pure performanc originated. You should look at how fast those big trim tabs are moving! However, IIRC, the racers are only allowed to run certain props, which are tiny little 2 blades.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:31 AM
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Some people might call the racing garveys a bit hard core. Yep, dry exhaust headers right in front of your face, The guys were talking about how many times each one of the boats had rolled over, it is pretty common. They are direct drive with two pedals. The prop shaft is hard coupled to the crankshaft (like lots of the speed skiffs), you press the starter and go! The two pedals, one for the throttle and the other for the tab on the transom.




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Many years ago I read the book "The real McCoy", written by the rum runner Bill McCoy in the 1930's. He was in the Rum running business in the early years, when it was still somewhat a cat-and-mouse game between the suppliers and the revenuers. It was his personal account of bringing liquor from the Canadian Maritimes to (mostly) the Jersey shore. His account of the guys that came out to pick up the liquor always stuck with me, and still very much describes the watermen of the Jersey shore and the guys involved with the garveys and speed skiffs today.




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