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    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.



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

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    Welcome to! Any pics of your boat??

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    There you go!

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    Maiden voyage, Lake Havasu, 3/25/2011
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    Rattling the windows in the channel
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    Irvine Lake Hot Boat Regatta, October 2011
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    Senior Member Paul65K's Avatar
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    May 2013
    Lake Havasu City/Havasu Palms
    Nice boat......welcome to posting on HB

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



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