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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 gregpro50 » Jul 06, 2010 2:09 pm

The maiden voyage went great. I had her up to 74 on the gps before I let off. The prop seems to be a great match for it. I brought it back home to finish wiring the guages.

Its a fun boat. I took a few people for a ride in it and scared them to death. The boat is very flighty and you have to be judicious with the throttle and trim. The motor ran mint even though it hadn't run in years. I'm surprised at how quickly it can eat up fuel in one of those 6 gal. tanks though.

I got alot of people giving me thumbs up and a few who came over and said they never knew hydrostream made bass boats. Alot of people didn't believe the boat was as old as it is.

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by varmint1 » Jul 06, 2010 4:09 pm

When u sanded your boat what grit paper did u use. My dads Varmint needs the same thing done as yours. Thanks
81 Varmint 2.5 Mag 3
82 Vandal Merc 85
76 Viper Merc 150
84 Valero

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by gregpro50 » Jul 06, 2010 4:20 pm

I used a 400 grit on the DA sander to get rid of any of the residual previous clear coat. It also gave it some tooth for the new clear to bite into where hopefully it won't lift. I had to hand sand alot of the areas that I couldn't get into with the DA. You have to be very careful not to sand into the flake though.

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by gregpro50 » Jul 06, 2010 4:22 pm

Some pics on the water.

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by 77viper » Jul 06, 2010 4:36 pm

Looks killer man!

I think I need one of those.
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Re: My Varmint build

Post by Hippie459MN » Jul 06, 2010 5:10 pm

Very very nice! I would take up fishing in a second if I had that. Looks great and you did a fine job! :up:

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1977 HydroStream Vulture - Worlds longest ongoing project. :eek:
1982 Hydrostream Vector
1982 Hydrostream Vamp
1976 CobraJet Jet Boat - Outboard conversion project
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1976 Pontoon - aka The Family Truckster

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by Surface Scratcher » Jul 06, 2010 5:10 pm

That thing looks great!

Nice looking job on the clear coat too. :up:

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by varmint1 » Jul 08, 2010 4:32 pm

I'm looking for a set of the Hydrostream insignia that goes on the side of the boat, if anyone knows where i can get some please let me know.
81 Varmint 2.5 Mag 3
82 Vandal Merc 85
76 Viper Merc 150
84 Valero

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by Hippie459MN » Jul 08, 2010 6:46 pm

varmint1 wrote:I'm looking for a set of the Hydrostream insignia that goes on the side of the boat, if anyone knows where i can get some please let me know.
Just looking for some decals or actual emblems?
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1977 HydroStream Vulture - Worlds longest ongoing project. :eek:
1982 Hydrostream Vector
1982 Hydrostream Vamp
1976 CobraJet Jet Boat - Outboard conversion project
199? Glastron - aka Boat Anchor
1976 Pontoon - aka The Family Truckster

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Re: My Varmint build

Post by gregpro50 » Jul 08, 2010 7:55 pm

There was someone as S&F that made repro ones from epoxy.

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