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i Have a 1979 Checkmate Entertainer 21foot bowrider with a Ford 460 and Berkley Jet pump


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I.m putting the complete Holley Sniper fuel injection on it including the electronic distributer also put on the complete cooling system thermostat system on it Has anyone else tried this system?? i bought the boat in !980 , hasn't been used much and is always garaged still in Great comdition


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Welcome to the forum, your boat is a rare set up from Checkmate. I’ve only noticed a few Enchanters with Jet drives come up for sale over the years. While Checkmate made quite a lot of Enchanters most were either OB or inboard/sterndrive powered.

I don’t know if very many of the guys here have converted their inboards to EFI and closed cooling, you might have more success on a jet boat forum or an old car forum. I’m on a few old Pontiac forums and many are going with the Holley Sniper system there. I bet the Ford car forums have a group who converted to the Holley Sniper system too, they might be able to provide better information.

We would love to see pictures of your boat and here about your progress if you would be willing to share.


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Agreed, we need pics!!! THere's a thread on offshoreonly all about converting to the holley sniper setup.


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An Entertainer w- a jet drive….that is one rare boat! Would also like to see some pictures! Did it come with the Ford? Very cool