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Hobie1981 posted 06-05-2002 11:04 AM ET (US)   Profile for Hobie1981   Send Email to Hobie1981  
I wanted to report in to the forum how Jersey Girl's return from the mothball fleet went. One word can sum it it: WOW. Christmas in June.

JG has been sitting in my garage for the last 10 years, patiently awaiting repairs.
The Holsclaw trailer was a mess, the boats woodwork had some real problems, wiring needed replacing. Oh..the engine did'nt run. Quite honestly, I was going to sell her this spring. Get her outta the garage.

Thankx to the info/help I found via this website, I am happy to report that JG is alive and well.

I believe that this is the first time that everything on the boat and trailer work correctly, since..well early '80's. Even the Richie compass light works !

I'm running an Evenrude 55 (1977)on her, no PT. The capitation plate is 1" up from the bottom of the transom. I've mounted a hydrofoil stabilizer. Prop is a std. alum. 12 1/4 x 15. At WOT she's at 5600 rpm. She planes very quickly, much more so than I remember.

What a joy..

Have two questions for the forum:
1.) Is 5600 rpm where I should be at WOT ?
2.) What whould a SS prop do ? Thinking about wakeboarding etc.

Thankx again for all your help..


Anyway, thanks to the help I found in this website

JBCornwell posted 06-05-2002 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hey, Hobie.

From your prop and WOT rpm I assume that JG is a 17'.

If you went to a SS 15" prop your gps might be able to measure an increase in top end, but I doubt that it would be worth several hundred bux.

I think you have the right prop for your boat and engine.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Jay A posted 06-05-2002 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jay A    
Holsclaw trailer: Boy does that bring back memories! I had one with my 1970 whaler. For the first 5 years I would use it twice a year,launch for the summer and store for the winter. In 1976 while launching the trailer broke in half!I was able to find a broom handle at the ramp and "lash" the two sections together and get it home. Once home I discovered that the trailer beams were rusted from the inside.I was able to fold it all into 3' sections,bundle it up and put it out in the trash!I then bought a Cox trailer($480.00) and salvaged the old winch. Both winch and trailer are doing fine today! And yes, Holsclaw makes a fine winch!

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