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No Foot Can - I put up these images to show that it is not all work all the time. The Waveblaster and Superjet get me as far away from work as possible.
Big Superman off a 10' kicker - I put up these images to show that it is not all work all the time. The Waveblaster and Superjet get me as far away from work as possible.
No foot Can - I put up these images to show that it is not all work all the time. The Waveblaster and Superjet get me as far away from work as possible.
Indian Air - I put up these images to show that it is not all work all the time. The Waveblaster and Superjet get me as far away from work as possible.
Nothing - I put up these images to show that it is not all work all the time. The Waveblaster and Superjet get me as far away from work as possible.
Nose Grab - I put up these images to show that it is not all work all the time. The Waveblaster and Superjet get me as far away from work as possible.
Toys in the Garage - I put up these images to show that it is not all work all the time. The Waveblaster and Superjet get me as far away from work as possible.
Nose Grab - I put up these images to show that it is not all work all the time. The Waveblaster and Superjet get me as far away from work as possible.
Cat - The Family cruiser.

Just rebuilt the port side motor. Very interesting to work on the 4-stroke. If you have the time, learn to work on an engine. It can teach you a ton about mass-production and assembly. Very relevant to ID in the real world.
Start- 94 Yamaha Waveblaster Restoration Project - Stripped hull, ready for lower hull modification. Engine bay strengthen on motor plates and seams.

If you are over 190 lbs, and jump a Waveblaster in the surf enough, the lower hull will break in front of the transom. I split my first boat, and so I decided to give a rework a try with my own design. Picked up this hull ( minus motor and electronics ) for $500. Learned a lot about fiberglass on this project. Hey, I already knew how to sand material....
94 Waveblaster Rework - Previous owner had put dial exhausts on this boat ( why ??? ). Removed the guts and repaired the hull.
94 Waveblaster Rework - Transom is ready for glass. Used bluefoam for support structure of the fiberglass.
94 Waveblaster Rework - Mid-glass image. I did several layers and fill with resin. Should make a nice strong tail for the boat. My luck, it will break somewhere else.
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Comments (30)
  • Jeff, You are awesome and insane. My bro got two skis recently. They're giant lazyboys, yamaha fx something or other.

    12 years ago

  • Elie, word up. We are at the Hills on the weekend. South side of the cove. Look for the 20' cat!

    12 years ago

  • Some awesome jumping shots Jeff!

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Don! Alas, not as much time to jump waves now. At least I get to run that boat still! My son rides it with me (on the water) now and that is FUN!

    12 years ago

  • Ouch!! That's going to leave a mark. Have any feeling left in your trousers??

    11 years ago

  • It is all good!

    11 years ago

  • Honestly didn't know you could go that high on a jet-ski. Made me spit cheetos on my keyboard.

    11 years ago

  • remember the glass to resin ratio and it will be strong. more resin will shatter.

    11 years ago

  • There is a fair amount of glass in there. You can see that I added a little resin with filler to get a few low spots in this image.

    11 years ago

  • glass work for repair and building is alot different than building a plug. looks like you have alot of fun with these things.

    11 years ago

  • Oh yes, repair glass work is very interesting. Have not built a plug yet, but would like to. Yes, have a fair amount of fun on the skis.

    11 years ago

  • its alot of work. I have been designing and building boat plugs for quite a while now.

    11 years ago

  • Do you CNC the plug or build it with hand lay up?

    11 years ago

  • all hand the high performance boat industry wont go computer. I have tried. showed them the pros and cons but they still wont bite. so I use alot of patterns to ensure both side are the same. alot of wood, bondo and fiberglass.

    11 years ago

  • Oh my!!!

    11 years ago

  • all the boats in my portfolio I built

    11 years ago

  • Look at the M-35 file it shows alot ot the building.

    11 years ago

  • I want to design my own ski....I have the mechanic skill to do the motor work. I have the CAD skills to build it digitally....the broken link is the plug and production of the two main hull parts. These skis are only about 8 '. Any suggestions?

    11 years ago

  • Well I can help you out because I know how to not only build the plug but make the thing work. I can design it for you, functionally that is. Im sure that you want to design the look.

    11 years ago

  • Awesome! i have a 94 blaster and a squarenose superjet, love them both equally.

    9 years ago

  • Right on man! I also have a 96 round nose SJ. There is a second 94 blaster hull in the garage ready for paint. Full restore is the goal on that one.

    9 years ago

  • is that you ? thats pretty cool moves Jeff. I ll stick with my bike

    9 years ago

  • hectic ! i did river crossings but nothing like this

    9 years ago

  • roses are red, violets are blue, i love toys !

    9 years ago

  • Daniel and Alp, thanks! Yep, it is me! Well, younger me!

    9 years ago

  • Yes, I am addicted to toys and motion sports. My snow skis are in the house and do not get as much use as of late.

    9 years ago

  • River Crossing on Jet Ski?

    9 years ago

  • nop, im a land vehicle kind of person. motorcycles

    9 years ago

  • i meant even that was exciting enough for me :)

    9 years ago

  • Curious, how did you keep the fiberglass resin from eating through the EPS foam on the rework?

    8 years ago

Jeff Smith
Education Manager Pompano Beach, FL