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Viper rebuild

Restoring your Hydrostream or just giving it a small makeover? What better place than to show off your project. Big or small.
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Aug 02, 2013 8:02 am

Me too!! Thanks for the motivation fellow streamers
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Aug 06, 2013 7:20 pm

Made a paste mixture of my 3 favorite building ingredients and spread between the hull and deck.
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Aug 06, 2013 7:21 pm

Threw a full arsenal of clamps at it. Once it cures, the inside radius will get glassed together for a secure, watertight bond.
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by sax » Aug 06, 2013 7:52 pm

Was expecting a new top deck with a cockpit that you could lay down in !

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Aug 06, 2013 8:29 pm

Ron, with a 20" v6 Merc. hangin high on the transom, not sure the low center of gravity of a laydown cockpit would be very helpful. But hey, I'll be driving from a seat instead of on my knees...lol. Hope your doing well my friend!
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by YDOC462 » Aug 06, 2013 9:34 pm

let me know if you need to borrow any clamps.....I might have a few laying around.

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Aug 08, 2013 6:54 pm

And here I thought that most of the hard stuff was done. Do not envy those that do their recore with the deck attached. Started to glass the inside radius of the hull/deck. Glassing in a smaller radius of mat first, followed by a 3" piece. Should be very stout and watertight.
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by varmint1 » Aug 08, 2013 7:19 pm

No I don't think she's gunna come apart on you, and again great work

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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Aug 20, 2013 5:09 pm

Now that the deck is reunited with the hull, it was time to get it off the jig. When the jig was built, it was screwed together so that it could be easily disassembled/reassembled. It is available for anyone that may be interested in it for their recore project. It is currently in the Indianapolis area and will soon be in southeastern Michigan. If it doesn't get spoken for, it will become shelving.
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Re: Viper rebuild

Post by proprider » Aug 20, 2013 5:11 pm

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