1969 Schiada Flat Bottom Sold and currently residing in Russia
Rare 1969 17'10" Schiada Flat Bottom V-drive Boat
This is Classic Vintage 1969 17' 10" Schiada V-drive flat bottom, one of about 17 boats made that year. It is truly a world class hull built by the late Len Schiada. This boat has been rebuilt top to bottom over the last 16 years. Powered by a very healthy 360 cid SBC(specs below). Features a rebuilt Casale 12° splitcase v-drive with in and out, 15% overdriven helical cut gears. Polished Turbo 350 Transmission with manual valve body, reverse shift pattern built by Hughes Transmissions. The transmission has a chrome water cooled oil cooler. K-monel 1" propeller shaft. 11 1/8 x 14 2 blade steel propeller re-worked by Harold Kindsvater. All Under water hardware has been re-sealed. The upholstery on the seats is about a year old, new fiberglass shells. New Magnaflow Chrome plated Water Pump. Almost all of the plumbing is done in Braided Stainless. Polished Aluminum Moon eyes T Tank Fuel Cell w/ Monza filler cap. Fuel system uses a manual fuel pump but also has an electric bypass with a Holley electric Blue pump as backup. Dual Optima Red Top Batteries with Billet fusion coated red Battery Boxes. The entire power train of this boat has less than 10 hours of run time. This boat is absolutly stunning and turns a lot of heads, features are littereally too much to list. This boat runs opperates and handles very well. The Metal Flake red is the original gel coat(has been re-cleared when the pearl yellow/gold was added). The cap around the bow has a few dock kisses that have been brush touched (the previous owner can be blamed for that). Hand painted mural on the deck.
4 Bolt Main 010 high nickle cylinder block
Factory Steel crankshaft reworked by Casteel
Eagle Connecting Rods
Forged Pistons 9.8:1
Edelbrock tunnel Ram
Dual Holley 600 CFM Carburetors
Comp Cams Xtreme Energy Camshaft
World Products Sportsman II Cylinder Heads
MSD Pro Billet Distributor w/ 6a box
Specially built headers built by Rewarder Custom Headers.
Milodon high capacity Oil pan, approx 8 quart capacity
This boat sits on a very nice custom tandom axle trailer, w/ aluminum mags and very little if any wear on the tires. Wheel bearing have been checked periodically and greased accordingly.
This boat was found in a lot behind a King City, CA gas station in 1991. This has been an ongoing restoration and is partially responsible for our business. This boat belongs to and is sold by the CEO of Jet Boat Performance.
Here is a few short movies of this boat in operation (just copy the following link and paste into address bar to view):