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To our esteemed and valued customers, without you we would not have a business! Thank you! JBP staff and management


(Also see the testimonial links at the bottom of this page)  

Pm To Tom
Do you still have the *******? I am sure that it will sell fast for that price. I am very interested in it if you still have it. Please let me know as soon as possible so that I can get the money. Also...Just wanted to boost your ego. The other day when you sent me a PM about the energizer kit, you simply asked me to call if I needed any advice or wanted to talk about the kits. Just as helpful as you or any other person in your staff, your wife or son.... the first message that I got from ***************** was to call him b/c he has the
lowest prices on the kits...I already had the kit or at least lined up to buy one, I just wanted to know about their results. You guys are great, which is why I always do business with you, and will have to buy a ******** one way or the other before next season, but I would rather buy from you than deal with them
(Name withheld)
Np buddy, y'all help me out so much I can't thank y'all enough for all the tech support y'all give me man. And the honesty with y'all is the best thing I love.

Robert Farlow <>

Tom I can't tell you...how smooth the engine is...We travel 7hr to
shasta, the clossest nice lake we have for our kind of boat....It was
awesome, just awesome, smooth, responsive, we can't thank you
It is sweet.......We  have 4 hrs on it now, in 4 days, and ran no
higher than 3200rpm.
Thanks again

Robert said to email mail you for some links ,
Thanks again...Can't wait to go back to shasta, hopefully
soon.....before winter sets in.
Thank you Thank you Thank you
Here's a pic of the night we fired it up, ran it maybe 10 mins, and
left to shasta 2 days later,
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 65
thanks again tom and josh,u guys rock and know ur stuff! tom was very friendly,helpful and a database full of knowledge.josh definately got me dialed in pretty gd for what he was working with.i got the boat in the condition it was in,been a dissapointment from beginning.after tom and josh helped me out,im not dissapointed anymore.im confident i got a decent boat,just need to do some extra work and will have it right back to performance this winter to get it completely fixed right.anyone who hasnt dealt with tom at performance,or doesnt know him,i advise u take ur boat issues to him.he definately doesnt bait a customer to get his work.he earns it with trust and honesty.he will always get mine just for being the man he is and the service he provides.thanks everyone who helped with advice and all.once again,thanks josh and tom for taking on my project and helping me out.

well,took it to ming lake fr couple hours,it ran good,and it had alot more power,but i felt it wasnt enough that it should have.it did have alot more than before.after few laps around the lake and gettin on it,it all of a sudden opened up new can of whoop azz.it definately sucks ya back and and has some awesome power,i think that mystery oil in the gas sealed the pistons like u said tom,i had it floored for few laps,let it cool off,took it for couple more,ran great and all of sudden felt like a power ban kicked in,definately runs awesome.tom and josh definately hooked me up tight.i definately will be taking it to them this winter and seeing about having them get me better heads,and anything else i need and see what i can do to make it scare me,im a speed nut and i dont get excited till my pants are wet.lol.thanks again tom and josh for all ya did,and thanks too all others for trying to help,u all rock.hope to be out meeting some of ya soon.my new investment was definately worth it now.gonna be out beauna vista this wk end.if anyone goes hit me up.im gonna play with this boat for bit and save up for something that really scares me.maybe something like a blown gas jet or something.wish i had the money for that boat tom has in his shop. might have to hit the casino again,boats are better free lol.

Re: New Jet boat owner, have questions......
Reply #4 on: Today at 01:35:12 PM Quote


Thanks Guys for the thoughts, and special thanks to "The Man" Tom over a Jet Boat Performance.  Surveys say you should have a wear ring.....Got foiled by not knowing what to look for when I bought.  No wear ring and a jacked impeller.  Going to replace both and GPS the speed. In retrospect I'm kind of happy to know I'm goining to be faster and have a longer tail by the end of the week.  No more stock family boats passing me anymore.  Thanks again!


Today, 08:56 PM    #1
U Kno It

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kerman, CA
Posts: 163  Happiness is a Panther Energizer

I know there are a few threads on this subject but I just thought I would wag my tail a bit. I own a 19 1/2' Omega with a stock 454 with the exception of OT headers and a tunnel ram. With the Panther pump
the boat did 58 mph GPS @ 5400 RPM. This past winter I took my old Panther into Jet Boat Performance to be energized by Tom and Josh. Without any other modifications to the boat, it is now turning 4800
RPM @ 65 mph and I finally have a diverter . I am hoping to gain a few more mph with the droop snoot I have coming.

I would like to give a big thanks to Tom and Josh at JBP for all the hard work and advise. You guys are good.

I would also suggest to anyone with a Panther pump to look into the Energizer kit. Its a must

U Kno It 

From: Rick Omlor <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:47:58 -0400
Subject: feedback
To: jetboatinfo@sbcglobal.net


The new cable/rack/bellows arrived yesterday, installed them this am. All is great, steering is 1000% better, way safer too.

I wasn't quite sure the 17 footer was right, but that gave the best fit on my 1974 Taylor SJ, Olds powered.

Sure am glad I didn't get in a hurry and cut off the old steering tube!

Thanks again.

On 7/26/10, Ted Connor wrote:
> Tom and Josh:
> Thanks so much for alll the help with my place diverter and the pump
> rebuild kit.  Tom you helped me rebuild my first pump and got it
> perfect.  Your technical assistance was invaluable.
> All the best,
>        Ted. A. Connor, Esq.

Hero Member Karma: +4/-0
Location: Ridgecrest
Posts: 1,122 Re: panther pump question
Reply #39 on: July 10, 2010, 10:40:51 AM Quote

i was trying to get some speed out of my panther as well. and to tell ya the truth tom at jet boat performance seemed to know more about the pump than panther. and at half the cost of dealing with panther he is the only guy i would recomend you talking to about your pump. he is always there to help he even does not mind if you call him on his sell phone when you are out on the water to let him know whats up.

i would suggest give him a call. 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 4,197

Well, what a great testing trip!!

Boat is 100% improved after Tom and Josh reset the intake and added shoe and plate.

With the same basic engine the boat ran 70 MPH with stock jet and no plate or shoe.

After having the intake screwed up last year by some one else, the boat never saw 55 MPH with out cavitating and eventually pulled the intake loose.

With the new intake set (as this thread shows) The boat did 86 MPH today on the GPS speedo!! I installed a trim gauge and it is a good thing because there is NO looking back or guessing. This thing is downright BAD ASS!

Leaving with trim down, as soon as you floor it start trimming up and within seconds it is over 60 MPH and pulling hard. It went by 70 without even a thought of laying over and only after tagging 80 did I notice it not pulling QUITE so hard. I let off at 85-86 MPH, but it was actually still accelerating some. RPM around 5800 or so. Tach needle is bouncing a little.
Shut down is SLIGHTLY abrupt, but by no mean jarring or violent. You damned sure want the wheel straight while accelerating or shutting down though!

Thanks again Tom and Josh, this thing is FINALLY performing the way I always knew it should!

I have a video Deb shot and will post it up after while.


5/27/08 Tom,
It worked out great. No porposing what so ever, and I get a much higher 
roost!:D I couldn't be happier. I am definately going to keep you in mind 
when i tear apart the pump. Thanks again for the great service.


4/09 Tom, thank you so much. The cable is on the boat with 48 hrs to spare and the shipping was cheaper than you thought. This is my 2nd purchase with you. You will be my first call on my next need, and Im going this weekend, so you should hear from me Monday! (I hope not, but if so..........) Anyway, Thank you. Terry 
3/09 Boat ran strong Pop's is way happy and that carb is on the money... Josh is a Holley god!!!!
Since i have the exact same set up on my boat i also went back to a bottom mount starter..
 But o'well you never learn till you f-up
 Thanks again.. Steve  
Default Tom You The Man!  
I flushed the system out and it didnt do anything.So, I called Tom at Jet Boat Perormence and even though he was in the middle of installing a motor for a customer he had me going within 5min. Thanks tom! Thanks to all that responded to this thred as well.Any time I need help or have a question you guys pull throug. Thats what makes PB what it is. (Great boaters)"Junkyard"
  I want to thank you and Josh again for all your help.And taking time out to try and find those motor mounts.I know in business you always hear of the problems but very rarely do you hear job well done.As I was saying this weekend I met up with some other jet boat guys and mentioned I had placed an order with you.They  have all delt with you and speak highly of your business.From now on I will consider you my only source for parts in the future.Also I will spred the word.Keep up the great work.                                                                                                           Thanks     John Marshall        
Regarding the JBP diode kit , Yes it did!  Awesome kit Tom!!!
Frank 2/09
Thank You for the comfort of knowing that my naivety is in good hands and that learning more about my Jet Boat will be a great experience. We spoke about my steering cable for a 1973 Kona with a 455 Olds. You knew exactly what I needed. Cant wait to put it all together. Please send me any information that may be helpful in the future. Thank You, Michael  2/09  
12/17/08 RE the Bowl: thanks for your rapid response, i will get back with you after the holidays, i watch these boards and am amazed by your timely service and responses, almost forgot ,to you and yours a very merry christmas. Johnny  

I can't tell you how thankful I am for your help Tom. You are a Blessing. - Mark from Superior WI 

wish you guys were in CO . I would take it to you.

I want this to be ready to go this summer. by the way the carb works great for the first time fire up.


Michael Weber

If you guys are really serious, I spent several weeks calling around and found the best deal, and by far the best service from Tom at Jet Boat Performance

Again, not only did he have the best price (delivered to me in Louisiana at my doorstep), he helped when I ran into snags.
Anyone can sell a damn part, but will they help when run into a problem - not very often.

My two cents worth. 

Just a note of thanks to you and your family for all of the help with the installation of the impeller in my Dominator jet pump. It is refreshing to do business with someone that cares, and truly knows the meaning of customer service. You were able to exceed any my expectations
Just to to let you know that my boat performed as you indicated it would. The installation of the new "AA" impeller was easily completed at my home just as you said it would. Our daily phone question and answere sessions were truly professional, your patience with all of my questions was greatly appreciated.
I now know where I can get straight answeres and the best prices around.

Bob Mason
"The home impeller guy"
Thanks for all the ideas and I'll be giving you guys a ring when it comes
time for the pump. Thanks for helping keep vintage jetboats in the public

-Mike Lannan 

Sorry, you probably don't even remember me from 3 months ago. I actually found out that my boat is a 1976 Hawaiian! I used the MIC (Manufacturer Identification Code) database on the Coast Guard Website, using the first three letters of my HIN (Hull Identification Number). Thanks for being willing to help!

Thank you Nathan Longhurst 

Hello I have a 19' jet boat with a chev. 502 and I keep seeing these ski cleat setups that bolt to the engines. Where do I buy one of these things? Thank you. PS. thanks for your help rebuilding my pump this summer. Andrew Bailey 



hi tom, rhonda & josh

just got back from blyth cinco demayo river run with all my friends and boat ran great. check out my friends 78 eliminator with a big block chevy behind my 79 miller....i shot a 65 mph on the gps and his was in the 90 mph . so get ready for me at the end of the season after riding in his boat i know i want to bump it up! ....dam straight !
the divert was awsome and the msg kicks but, gauges got alot of attention from the lookylews and the new jet rebuild was the way to go!

thanks your new crew member,
scott atkisson
redondo bch cal

Tom, Rhonda & Crew

I just wanted to take a moment & thank you. For the parts & especially the help over the phone. This was my first pump rebuild. It turned out pretty darn good. I freshened up the 455 as well. The performance is unbelievable. I will GPS it next weekend & let you know.
We were sitting in a cove yesterday & heard someone blast by out in the main part of the lake, we cruised out just to see what it was.
There was a real nice place craft with a tunnel ram OTC headers etc. running around. We got up next to him to see how long we could hang with him. Every time he pushed harder we matched him. Ran out of lake, stopped to chat with him, he was amazed that we hung with him . His speedo was reading 70 ish just before we stopped. That is pretty screaming performance for my Taylor SS. I don't know how accurate his speedo was but will find out this weekend. Thanks for all your help!!

Mike Rooney
Parts Sales
R.T.C. Dallas Peterbilt
(972) 445-9101 

I have an older 1976 Challenger jet boat (see pic.) and may need to replace both of the installed 10 gallon gas tanks on each side. Do sell these either new or used? Thanks for your help.

PS: I bought a manifold ski harness from you last month and it looks great and came extremely fast.

Mike Wolff

Huntington Beach, CA 

Tom, Thanks alot for taking the time to talk to me on Fri. I feel like my Jet Boat restoration "anxiety" level just dropped a few notches Knowing there are good people like yourself who's knowledgible and willing to help out a "novice". I'll be getting back to you soon.

P.S. I checked out the

Laidback Boaters site....

Very cool!

Thanks, John De Lay

Hungry Horse, MA 

Whats up my name is Joe, I just bought a 1977 (20.5)witchcraft with a panther jet...(first Boat, "only 21")Im a member of hot boat as well, but this site has more panther jet info!!!thank you tom @jet boat performance for all the info you helped me with...you guys rock!


my name is chad, this is a great site, was recommended, by Tom The Great over at JBP, he has done all the work on my 81 miller since I have owned it, He is the best there is in my book! hats off to him and all the JBP family, keep up the good stuff LBBA.

boat on!!!!


ok Thanks to Tom at jetboat performance..... this will be here some time next week, including cable, rack, transolm tube, and stearing extension

let me tell you folks, Tom is an outstanding member here on THB, if he doesn't have it he will find it!!!!!!!!!!!!! YTM T 


Join Date: Oct 2006

Location: redondo beach

Posts: 26


tom at jetboatperformance hooked up my old miller with a blueprinted jet ,diverter ,msd, billet dist,new 750 holley, new gauges ,shifter and much more last year and i can say that my boat ran flawless and the money went a long way.
this is a solid reference


Hello Tom, boat ran great last week and Im going back out this week to break her in.



Brad Storms 

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:35 am Post subject:

"Damn" Now that is just plain ass purdy, great job from JBP, You guys rock, Captains gonna have to learn how to drive a new boat. Steve
Because Football, Baseball, Golf, & Tennis
Only require one ball !!!!!

Tom -

I am impressed with your dedication to your customers and your
willingness to always help. Not many people conduct business like you
now a days and a lot of businesses lose out because of it. You just
earned a customer for life.

Thanks Pete Schuweiler 


I just received the parts you sent. I wanted to thank you for your fast and second to none customer service.
Thanks again.....


Hello Tom;

Just something funny and to show how tight nit the Jet Boat community is. The gentleman I am buying the Rewarders from knows you, and has spoken to you about doing a Panther to AT conversion, or energizer kit. He too is another satisfied customer of yours. Just thought I would let you know. Have a good day, and I hope enjoy the weekend.

Brian ,Tahiti Tiger  

excelent shipping packaging item was nicer than discribed Quickest del. ever 24 hrs WOW  


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