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My Varmint build

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: My Varmint build

Post by 77viper » May 20, 2010 10:44 pm

Looks great man!
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Re: My Varmint build

Post by VultureNo2 » May 20, 2010 11:30 pm

Great pictures. Nice progress on the boat. I was on the phone with Teleflex today also. I didn't have my steering wheel with me when he called me back, so I never really got an answer from him. Were you able to get cables that could still fit with the original wheel? If so, can you pass along some of the part numbers. If not, what have you decided to use? Any input will be a help. Bill

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by gregpro50 » May 21, 2010 10:31 am

The problem wasn't with the cables it was with the helm. I ended up having to rob the rideguide setup from my Vector to use the hydrostream wheel. The hydrostream wheel has a square insert that mounts on the helm. The teleflex helm had a tapered and keyed mount that just wouldn't work with the wheel. It was important to me to have the boat look original so I didn't want to go with an aftermarket wheel.

I'm just postponing the inevitable since I will eventually have to go through this all over again when I rig my Vector. I'm wondering if teleflex might make an adapter for it.

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by gregpro50 » Jun 30, 2010 2:40 pm

All done except for some little things and ready to get wet this weekend for the first time since I've got her.



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Re: My Varmint build

Post by VultureNo2 » Jun 30, 2010 6:09 pm

Thanks for the steering advise. Love the way it turned out. Hope it catches everything on the lake. :lol:

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by Hippie459MN » Jun 30, 2010 7:11 pm

Now that's a fishing boat! It turned out great.

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by ccrick » Jul 01, 2010 6:53 am

Nice lookin rig, I like the color. Good luck with the maiden voyage! :boating:
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Re: My Varmint build

Post by frogII » Jul 01, 2010 9:22 am

That thing is AWSOME :up:

let me know how you like it
I know where there is a red one , but needs a complete rebuild
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Re: My Varmint build

Post by 77viper » Jul 01, 2010 8:14 pm

Looks great, good job.
Samari on s&f
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91 vegas loaned out
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Re: My Varmint build

Post by varmint1 » Jul 05, 2010 3:00 pm

Thats a great looking Varmint,how did the maiden voyage go. Glad to see the Varmint up and runnin
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