Thread: Interview with GreenHulk
01-30-2006, 09:41 AM #1
Interview with GreenHulk
Here is Jerry's feedback to your questions.
Why did you buy the 2004 RXP and when/what made you decide to do modifications to it?
Back in early 2004 my parents bought a camp on the bayou. My father already had a Sea Doo that I would ride all the time and I figured that having two out there on the weekends would be a lot of fun.
Someone told me about a Sea Doo GTX that was supercharged and had 185 horsepower. I thought that is what I wanted until I got online that night and saw the 215 HP RXP. My wife and kids liked the green color so the decision was made. The next day I was at my dealer putting money down on one. Back then there was a waiting list for them. I waited a gruesome 2 months to take delivery of it. The minute I got it home the kids started calling it the Hulk Sea Doo, hence the forum name Green Hulk.
The decision to start modding the ski was made before I even took delivery of it. I found a couple of message boards on the net, mainly pwctoday.com and sea-doo.net. I read about some of the things people were doing to their skis and it gave me ideas on what I wanted to do to time. At first I just wanted to do some basic modifications, but I found the performance gains were quite addictive. Now I have this never ending quest for more speed.
Is this your first ski?
This is actually the first ski I have ever owned.
My father has a '98 Sea Doo GTX that I used to ride all the time.
When my parents bought the camp on the bayou I knew I had to have my own. I think the raw power of the ski along with the comfort and styling is what made me fall in love with it.
Do you plan to keep this ski you have for a while?
I have absolutely no intention of selling this ski. I have had offers from overseas to buy it for big bucks, but turned them down. I have too much time invested in this ski and selling it would be like giving up a part of me.
I really don't know. I guess if i lose interest in it then it will go. If Sea Doo comes up with a better hull then I may take my engine and all the goodies and drop them into the new hull.
What are you going to do if/when your kids get to the age that they want their own skis so they can race/ride along with you?
Im looking forward to the day they are old enough to ride their own ski. Just as long as it's not as fast as mine.
I think their fist ski will be an entry level ski. There is no way i'm going to put them on something that is heavily modded, or even a stock ski capable of nearly 70 mph.
Absolutely! They already try to help me when I work on mine.
Who are your top 5 Role Models in the PWC industry (order/rank does not matter) ?
I'm not sure If I can come up with 5 of them, but the three that come to mind are Nils Castillo, Mark Underwood and Kerry Hibdon.
Honestly, my dream machine would be the GPR hull with the Kerry/Fercho handling package and my RXP engine and goodies. I really think this ski would make the ultimate water rocket.
I wouldn't change a thing about any of it. I think everything looks great, thanks to Mike Trinastich. I couldn't have done any of this without him.
Wife, hobbies, passions, skis, cars.
What is your background in mechanics?
Ever since I was a young child I would tinker with things. I loved to take things apart just to see how they worked. As I got older I developed a passion for cars. By the time I was in high school I wanted to learn about what made them tick. Once I graduated I enrolled in Universal Technical Institute in Houston, TX. Im sure many of you have seen UTI's commercials on TV.
I graduated from UTI in 1989, but never really worked in the automotive field.
From Pale Rider:
How did you meet the Bayou Princess?
I actually met Carey at the McDonald's where she was working. I went through the drive thru window one morning and saw this beautiful girl with the prettiest smile I ever saw. It was love at first sight and the rest is history.
What is your real job?
My mother owns a business here in Morgan City, LA named Life Saving Equipment Repair Co., Inc. It was founded by my grandfather in 1961 and passed on to my mother when he died. I help her run the business. I also built a car wash for my father a few years ago and I help him take care of that.
How's Dexter doing?
Dexter is doing great!
How much do you have into your ski excluding purchase price?
That's a good question. I would say around $6500, or so. I have spent a great deal of money on R&D and trying things that didn't quite work out so well.
I don't think there is anything that I would do differently.
I would probably build another car. More than likely a '69 Camaro.
Is their truth to the rumor that you will be switching to the 280hp Kawasaki when it is released to the public next Spring????
If they build it I will come!
01-30-2006, 11:07 AM #2
This was like a first meeting with jerry AKA greenhulk
now we know jerry a bit better so jerry can i borow your ski now
keep up the good work love your forum
01-31-2006, 09:46 PM #3
Jerry, I have a question for you.
Will you have dinner with me at Cafe JoJo's? Saturday night, 7pm???
01-31-2006, 10:03 PM #4
let me know if he says no, i'll come
01-31-2006, 10:16 PM #5
absolutely baby! I will make reservations tomorrow.
Can Shibby come along?
01-31-2006, 10:25 PM #6
Originally Posted by Bayou Princess
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
Jerry: One O these days I`ll tell ya how I met the Mrs.
01-31-2006, 11:20 PM #7
02-07-2006, 02:18 AM #8
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
- Havasu summer
I was reading the interview......hmmmm 280 hp Kawi ..... but what if you could get 320 hp from the Doo? What if I knew of an RXP with 320 hp .....(and it was the "practice" engine, he he)?
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