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78 VIKING. GETTING STARTED ON THIS 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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Post by Don B » Apr 16, 2016 9:27 pm

Got started this weekend. Finding lots of rot. No surprise after reading all the threads. At least I know what I am in for. Picked up lots of good info here. Now I am ready to get going.
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Post by Don B » Apr 16, 2016 9:41 pm

Found the lights to. I haven't tried to start it yet. hope that goes well.
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Post by Don B » Apr 17, 2016 1:52 pm

Got side tracked oops eyes on the prize.
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Post by Don B » Apr 18, 2016 9:25 pm

Got a battery in it. And the lights work, the trim works, the jack plate works but lifts crooked one of the hydrologic pistons is bent. Battery wasn't strong enough for the starter but it tried. Hopefully hear it run tomorrow. I am charging the batt all night.

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Post by Don B » Apr 18, 2016 9:46 pm

Anybody got one of these laying around that they might want to get rid of ? I might be able to straighten it. Any ideas. Does it matter if it lifts crooked. It seems to have a lot of slop also.
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Post by Hippie459MN » Apr 18, 2016 10:36 pm

I see what looks to be rotten core under that floor. I hope you plan to replace the core and transom as well as the floor. Would hate to see the boat come apart on you out on the water.

Nice looking boat for sure though. :up: Love that silver and blue flake.
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Post by Don B » Apr 19, 2016 6:02 am

Yea I found cracks in the transom on the top so I am going to support the bottom on the trailer and redo the core and transom

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Post by Don B » Apr 19, 2016 5:34 pm

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core is like mush in spots glad I didn't go try it first.

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Post by Don B » Apr 19, 2016 5:55 pm

Doug in to the core and powder is all I find. Now I need to brace it up and get busy or itchy or both
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Post by Don B » Apr 19, 2016 6:00 pm

See powder
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