Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1

    Allow me to introduce myself:

    Hello, I am Joe Ratcliff from the IE. I have been a long-time lurker and I know my introduction is long overdue, but here it is.

    I have owned or been involved with several boats over the years, none of which were particularly notable. Now, I have what I consider to by my first “real” boat, a ’91 Hallett 21’ jet day cruiser powered by a blown and injected big block Chevy. The engine specs are:

    Big Block Chevy
    4.250 Bore
    4.000 Stroke
    188 Heads
    2.19 / 1.88 Valves Intake / Exhaust
    Crane Track Roller Cam / Lifters
    308 / 312 Advertised Duration
    268 / 272 Duration @ .050
    .708 Lift Intake / Exhaust
    108* Lobe Centerline
    103* Installed Centerline
    Littlefield worked 6-71 blower, overdriven 10.9%
    Enderle Mechanical Birdcatcher
    Vertex OAC Magneto

    I currently have the engine and pump pulled. I am making some minor engine changes over the winter while installing a rail kit, pump setback and replumbing. While everything is apart, I am polishing up all of the aluminum and sending it off to Embee for clear coat.

    My background -- over the past 27 years I have had the opportunity to work in several top tier machine shops, primarily in machining, welding, and fabrication in the fields of aerospace, instrumentation, molds, tool and die, jigs and fixtures, automotive, and marine.

    Currently I teach manufacturing technology at San Bernardino Valley College in the subjects of conventional & CNC machining, SolidWorks, MasterCAM, hydraulics & pneumatics, mechanical drives, and metrology.

    It has been a great pleasure meeting some of you at the regattas and NJBA at Lake Ming. I look forward to meeting more of you and positively contributing here.

    Cheers,

    Joe

  2. #2
    My first day. My friend, whom I bought it from, delivered it to my shop in Grand Terrace, CA.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Boat 001.jpg 
Views:	117 
Size:	176.3 KB 
ID:	29495Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Boat 002.jpg 
Views:	118 
Size:	163.3 KB 
ID:	29496Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Boat 003.jpg 
Views:	119 
Size:	216.3 KB 
ID:	29497

  3. #3
    Welcome to hotboat.com! Any pics of your boat??

  4. #4
    There you go!

  5. #5
    Wendi
    Guest
    Welcome!!!!

  6. #6
    Maiden voyage, Lake Havasu, 3/25/2011
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20110325_125139.jpg 
Views:	115 
Size:	83.0 KB 
ID:	29499

    Rattling the windows in the channel
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20110325_113241.jpg 
Views:	113 
Size:	56.6 KB 
ID:	29498

  7. #7
    Irvine Lake Hot Boat Regatta, October 2011
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IrvLkRegattaOct2011.jpg 
Views:	115 
Size:	197.6 KB 
ID:	29500Click image for larger version. 

Name:	_DSC0310.jpg 
Views:	114 
Size:	69.1 KB 
ID:	29501Click image for larger version. 

Name:	_DSC0443.jpg 
Views:	113 
Size:	90.0 KB 
ID:	29502Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2011-10-09_17-49-59_856.jpg 
Views:	111 
Size:	48.8 KB 
ID:	29503

  8. #8
    Nice

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2

  9. #9
    Senior Member Paul65K's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Lake Havasu City/Havasu Palms
    Posts
    3,998
    Nice boat......welcome to posting on HB

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Hotboat View Post
    Welcome to hotboat.com! Any pics of your boat??
    Quote Originally Posted by Wendi View Post
    Welcome!!!!
    Thank you. Very happy to be here.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •