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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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Post by bj71chevelle » Nov 20, 2015 8:35 am

Well, I took the plunge. After 30 some odd years I finally got my dream boat. I have absolutely obsessed about these boats since the 80's as a teenager. I recently purchased a 1985 Vulture here in Ontario. It definitely needs work, but I think I have a great starting point. I hope anyways. I expect to conduct a full restoration. The Forum is an amazing source of information on this subject. Thanks to all you for posting your efforts and experience. I'm not sure when this project will begin, but I'm looking forward to starting as soon as I can. As soon as I can figure out how to post pictures I will do so.
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Post by bj71chevelle » Nov 20, 2015 8:54 am

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These are the photos taken by the seller. I will have more photos to come. Just learning.

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Post by RussF » Nov 22, 2015 5:56 am

FIRST thing ..get rid of that roller trailer.........NO support
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Post by jacklake2003 » Nov 23, 2015 7:13 am

Awesome boat! What's going on the back?

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Post by jacklake2003 » Nov 23, 2015 7:13 am

Oh, and what lake will you have it on?

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Post by bj71chevelle » Nov 23, 2015 1:23 pm

I'm hoping a 225 Mercury when the time (and funds allow) comes. My cottage is north of Bancroft Ontario on Mink Lake. That's where it will spend most of it's time, but I grew up watching these boats on Rice Lake, so I may have to take it on it's first run there. For memory sake.

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Post by bj71chevelle » Nov 23, 2015 1:24 pm

RussF wrote:QR_BBPOST FIRST thing ..get rid of that roller trailer.........NO support
I hear what you're saying. I'm working on that first.

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Post by Hippie459MN » Nov 26, 2015 11:16 am

Nice! Love me a Vulture. :up: Love the color combo too.
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Post by bj71chevelle » Dec 01, 2015 9:57 am

Well, I finally made enough room in the garage to get her in. I guess the "project" has officially begun.
Does anyone have suggestions for supporting the hull and what is the best way to do it? I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.
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Post by Hippie459MN » Dec 01, 2015 10:03 am

First, get rid of the rollers on the trailer. Very bad for the bottom of the boat and no real support and can actually leave dents in the hull over time from the rollers. Then put bunks on it before anything to get good support. I did my core and stuff right on the trailer. Of course it has bunks.

And don't forget to post plenty of pictures cause we all love pictures. :up:

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1977 HydroStream Vulture - Worlds longest ongoing project. :eek:
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1976 CobraJet Jet Boat - Outboard conversion project
199? Glastron - aka Boat Anchor
1976 Pontoon - aka The Family Truckster

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