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76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

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: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Post by Taber13 » Aug 03, 2015 3:08 pm

Well, I'm about done with the floor, just have some minor cleanup around the edges. I have not seen any detailed pics of a Ventura core removed, is it just the stringers and the space between them, or does it extend outside of the stingers? I guess i will take your advice regarding removing the core, I don't think it should be too much work, compared to removing the entire floor..
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Re: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Post by Taber13 » Aug 04, 2015 5:51 pm

Getting started on removing core. I have a 2"X10"X10' setup under the pad, and the trailer seems to be holding things together fine, I am wondering if i need any additional support when i start getting more of the core removed?
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Re: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Post by VultureNo2 » Aug 05, 2015 3:44 pm

Now you are getting somewhere. Look at all that rot. The stringers are half gone too. Take it all out until all that's left is a smooth fiberglass bottom from transom to bow. I'd do the transom at the same time. From the looks of it, it needs to be done too.
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Re: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Post by Taber13 » Aug 05, 2015 4:36 pm

Yes, Transom is coming out.. there will be nothing but the fiberglass shell when it's done.

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Re: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Post by VultureNo2 » Aug 06, 2015 11:28 am

That's good. It's more work, but in the end you'll have a safe boat that will last at least another 40 years. My Ventura II and Viking projects are on hold for the summer while I boat, but will start them back up here in a couple of weeks. I'll try to post some pictures of mine when I get back into them. For now, it's just enjoying the Vulture.
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Re: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Post by Taber13 » Aug 14, 2015 6:35 am

Almost done with core, I left the front part in so I could have more support while taking out the steering wheel, cables (going to hydraulic steering), and gauges. Now I only have the front 1/3 of the core to remove. After removing the core, I should be ready to get some work done. I found somewhere to do my transom and since they are more experienced than me with fiberglass, they will do the transom, core, floor and gel coat repairs. So, I guess i will move on to the motor. I was thinking of doing a rebuild kit for the 77 Evinrude 140. I will also have to start looking for a good jack-plate (probably just a regular manual with 6" of travel). Going back in with interior, I was thinking of two buckets in the front and a bench in the rear up against the spalsh well, incorporating a ski pole into that same area.. Well, I have a bunch of ideas, but don't know for sure what i will do yet..
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Re: 76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Post by Taber13 » Aug 14, 2015 9:55 am

I know this isn't the right forum, and I have posted this in the "Fiberglass and Composites Discussion" forum, but just wanted to know if anyone had used this for re-coring ?

I was wondering if anyone has ever seen or used SphereCore SBC?

http://www.carbon-core.com/spheretex-sp ... re-SBC.htm - Link to site
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxRu93VnhTs - Link to video

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76 Hydrostream Ventura II SE - Restore Project

Post by Taber13 » Feb 11, 2016 8:24 am

Finally got some updated pics.. having transom and core done.
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