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Title: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on June 09, 2019, 21:27:24 PM
This is a project i took on 12 months ago,Ive just started to hook into it. Its a very early 60s j40, was originally powered by a vauxhall 2.2 l inline six, and two stage chinook #274 that dates it to 61 62 ,ive got no information on where the boat came from ,except that it was sold through turners auctions after being recovered by police after being stolen, the dicks that stole it painted it black and used it and must have hit one hell of a rock garden or dragged it down the road without a trailer. Any information about the boats history would be a great help as the person that owned it really looked after it, and would have been pretty gutted. Cheers Andy Roberts https://youtu.be/n8vZn1TSHMI (https://youtu.be/n8vZn1TSHMI)
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on June 09, 2019, 22:16:04 PM
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Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on June 09, 2019, 22:18:00 PM
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Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on June 09, 2019, 22:27:04 PM
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Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: swifty on June 10, 2019, 08:40:19 AM
You must be a pretty good fiberglasser there saus ?
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on June 10, 2019, 12:26:08 PM
I will be after this ,biggest glass job I've ever seen ,haven't tipped it upside down yet.
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: Ed Wicken on June 10, 2019, 15:47:39 PM
Gidday Andy, Is this the hull that the thieves tried to cut the transom out to take the jet unit?  That trailer was originally made at Irishman Creek Station for jet30 #5
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on June 10, 2019, 16:58:36 PM
Yep that's the one ,no sign of inverted strakes on it though may have been filled in






Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: JimJet on June 10, 2019, 20:10:34 PM
Well done for taking on your project. Great to see the passion to preserve some heritage.
Sometimes a hull that far gone gets a match. I might get some fibreglass tips for the keel in my 30 when your done.
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on June 11, 2019, 21:28:50 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, I had  a call from Rodger Miller today he owned this boat at some stage after being recovered and said it was not sold through  Turners, he brought it through TM, the boat spent 20 odd years at a batch down lake mahinerangi and rolled over off the trailer at some stage after being stolen, the thieves then tried to cut the unit out with a power tool, he's going to try to track down the original owner and that would be great to find out more about the history .Tonight I've been hacking out more rot and chipped out the rotten bearer,any recomendations for the timber, I was thinking of using untreated pine soaked with resin,what type of stuff to glue it to the hull before laying glass?
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: jet30mk1 on August 04, 2019, 18:35:03 PM
Hi Andy, 

Looks like you've been busy - hope it's not too cold for fibreglassing!!!

I've got a spare Vauxhall 6 if your'e wanting to go that way - I think its a 2.6??  and it will need a valve job .

Hoping to get the paint on mine when it warms up a bit!

Cheers

GlennC



Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on August 10, 2019, 12:43:25 PM
Hi Glenn yea.has been too cold.for.any big jobs,I had one patch failed so progress is slow have the engine bearer glued in and  one layer of 450grm chopped strand on,also picked up a nice 2.5 essex v6 for it,so thanks for the offer but I'll stick with the ford
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: troutcatcher on August 24, 2019, 16:49:37 PM
I still have a couple of pieces of that ali moulding I sold you for the 42 deck edge if you are interested
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on March 23, 2020, 21:57:31 PM
Thanks for the offer trout im a long way off the shiny trim stage and will probly splash out on new stuff for this job ,but am keen on it for 41 ,ive made some.progress and am ready for the finish jel coat inside hull ,then flip and repair bottom and re gel coat,ive found that a wire cup brush is the easy way to attack old gel coat and leaves a good key for top coat, ive also laid new mat on the hull sides just for a nice finnish
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on March 23, 2020, 22:00:31 PM
And finaly got some color on things
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on March 23, 2020, 22:06:36 PM
Heres some shots of the boat when recovered by the police
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Post by: sausage on March 23, 2020, 22:20:06 PM
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Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on April 15, 2020, 11:42:54 AM
Spent easter break finishing the gelcoat ,really big job, i used unwaxed with two coats then top coat waxed ,worked a treat,ready to flip and repair bottom
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: hamjet41 on April 15, 2020, 12:06:05 PM
Wow! what a great piece of work on your hull Saus?.good job! Stay at it
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Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: Warwick Marflitt on April 16, 2020, 14:58:05 PM
Wow! what a great piece of work on your hull Saus?.good job! Stay at it
 B))T B))T B))T B))T B))T B))T B))T B))T B))T
Awesome effort and skills.... Keep climbing the mountain.
Title: Re: 1960 jet 40 restoration
Post by: sausage on April 16, 2020, 21:55:49 PM
Cheers for the encouragement ,im now sortimg out the 20 old drill holes in the transom,theres been so many add ons over the years,they were all just filled with bog and it had shrunk badly ive ground it all out and laid in solid glass patches so the whole thing will be a clean slate,am experimenting with some wax paper to minimize the sanding to get it all flat