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    Question Jet boats built w/o wood stringers ??

    My buddy and I have a mid-1970's Elliminator bubble deck with a set-back Berk 12JG, Place, etc. Running an unknown BBC, headers, tunnel ram, 2x4 carbs, etc. Sea trials will be this coming week after a few repairs here and there. Pics to come after it goes in the water and actually runs on the lake ...

    Was apparently a roundy-round boat as it had mid-hull fins (a pair knife edged) about 6" deep. The fin plate was whacked, so that had to be straightened and reset. I cut the fins down to 3"+ so it would go on the trailer w/o a pit crew ... We will not be racing it.

    But, in doing the work, I noticed that the stringers were all glass. Ditto the transom. No wood until you get to the forward bulkhead. And that looks like an add-on (maybe to comply with a rule change ...).

    Anyway, it got me to thinking about other brands that built jets and maybe did not have wood cored stringers and transoms ??

    Anyone know of any?

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    Seems that besides Elliminator, Dana Boats also had all fiberglass stringers. Have not been able to verify that yet ...

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