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Forum: Formula
04-02-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,801
Posted By jaybird

Get the serial #'s off the motors, you can check...

Get the serial #'s off the motors, you can check them or have them checked. The BAM website used to have some lined up by serial #'s.
Forum: Formula
03-30-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By jaybird

Nice 311. Makes me miss mine. The ladies...

Nice 311. Makes me miss mine.

The ladies are :eek: though
03-10-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,618
Posted By jaybird

When I lived in Ft Lauderdale I was anchored up...

When I lived in Ft Lauderdale I was anchored up for the Air and Sea show one year when these 3 Don Smith's come into the cove area where we were and ask if they can tie / raft up with us. So I say...
Forum: Formula
12-31-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By jaybird

What is on it for exhaust? If it's the stock...

What is on it for exhaust? If it's the stock Merc "logs" you can pick up anywhere from 5-10% increase in HP and drop a fair amount of weight with aftermarket exhausts like EMI, CMI, few others too. ...
Forum: Formula
12-23-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By jaybird

Or mix up some resin right?

Or mix up some resin right?
Forum: Formula
12-16-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By jaybird

My 311 had TRS and 25 Mirage std props, well had...

My 311 had TRS and 25 Mirage std props, well had some cup added. Running up to 55mph or so the trim gauge was at 3, 4 max with plenty of air. Going above 55 probably 5-6 on the trim gauge.
...
Forum: Formula
12-14-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By jaybird

Yeah what he said! I've owned the 311, and...

Yeah what he said!

I've owned the 311, and been on a 223 many times - the ride on the 311 is so much better it is not even close! 311 blows out a 272 as well ride-wise.
Forum: Formula
11-09-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,577
Posted By jaybird

Have the tank pressure tested.

Have the tank pressure tested.
Forum: Formula
11-07-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By jaybird

Let mine go for under 25k couple yrs ago, nice...

Let mine go for under 25k couple yrs ago, nice newer Eagle trailer, motors freshened, superchargers, TRS. Needed Imron on the deck, few minor things here / there but overall in vy good shape.
Forum: Formula
10-21-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By jaybird

Many folks here gave theirs away to other members...

Many folks here gave theirs away to other members to be cool so not sure what it would sell for. I'd say keep it for resale later, but if you want it out don't expect much as others could just...
Forum: Formula
10-20-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By jaybird

cuddy is good sized. Never used ours much,...

cuddy is good sized. Never used ours much, probably 4 on the couches, also has v-berth for 2 for sleeping.

You need to see some pics - look in classifieds or better yet go get on one!
Forum: Formula
10-20-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By jaybird

5-6. 2 bolster seats and a rear bench. Bench...

5-6. 2 bolster seats and a rear bench. Bench seats 3 average sized adults comfy.
Forum: Formula
10-20-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By jaybird

There is no comparison between the ride of a 311...

There is no comparison between the ride of a 311 vs a 223 - so much better! 311 is almost 34' LOA, and ride is very solid. Mine was around 40' or so on the trailer with the drives. All the years...
Forum: Formula
10-19-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,577
Posted By jaybird

You probably won't be able to see much from the...

You probably won't be able to see much from the access panel. I forget where I ordered mine from, but there are many companies who make them. You measure your old tank and they custom build it. ...
Forum: Formula
10-19-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,577
Posted By jaybird

As said, sounds like the fuel tank has leaks. I...

As said, sounds like the fuel tank has leaks. I had to replace the tank in my 1987 Formula. For some reason the tank did not have the ground wire on it which is supposed to help with corrosion. ...
Forum: Formula
10-06-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By jaybird

Should have got my 311 - ran 80 gps with room for...

Should have got my 311 - ran 80 gps with room for improvement with better wheels! Glad to see you are getting there though after all the work!
Forum: Formula
09-16-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,355
Posted By jaybird

Not shopping the 242 market in a long time that...

Not shopping the 242 market in a long time that seems high w/o trailer, end of season, and 750hrs. That puts you around $17k total before any rebuilds, etc. For not much more (maybe no more?) you...
Forum: Formula
09-05-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By jaybird

That is hard because what if they run into a snag...

That is hard because what if they run into a snag or unexpected problem during refresh and costs go up? If I were a buyer I'd like to see the work done and add the 10k to the price before I bought. ...
Forum: Formula
09-03-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,440
Posted By jaybird

As I asked do you have pressure dump valves and...

As I asked do you have pressure dump valves and water pressure gauges? At the speeds you are hitting you can create some serious water pressure buildup in your raw water lines causing things to...
Forum: Formula
09-02-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,440
Posted By jaybird

Where does the raw water get picked up on this...

Where does the raw water get picked up on this setup? Maybe this is a water pressure issue? Do you have pressure dump valves installed? I fixed a couple leaks and a overheat issue after installing...
Forum: Formula
08-29-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,624
Posted By jaybird

Hey Mike - things are good with everyone - just...

Hey Mike - things are good with everyone - just trying to buy a house for now so no boat for the moment. Hopefully again in the not too distant future. Sounds like you might be moving so best of...
Forum: Formula
08-27-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By jaybird

Looks good! Glad to hear she's up and running. ...

Looks good! Glad to hear she's up and running. Hopefully it won't take too long to get it dialed in. Makes me wonder what my 311 would have done if I had done some serious prop exploring...
Forum: Formula
08-25-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,624
Posted By jaybird

Geez Mike that took a LONG time at 20k asking. I...

Geez Mike that took a LONG time at 20k asking. I know the motors had high hrs, but the boat was pretty clean from what I recall.

Glad to hear you got it done though!
Forum: Formula
08-25-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,936
Posted By jaybird

I think that is with the 525's. A while back...

I think that is with the 525's. A while back Procharger did an upgrade to the 400SS as a test - can't get the 502 / 415hp anymore, but I would think the 600's might get you in the ballpark - if...
Forum: Formula
07-11-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By jaybird

I loved my 311, but it needed to go. Granted...

I loved my 311, but it needed to go. Granted mine was a bit of a different animal, having TRS and supercharged 420's (some may like that, some might be scared), but mine sat last summer when listed...
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