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77Vulture Rebuild

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: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by 77viper » Sep 19, 2011 8:35 pm

I use 2 layers of 3/4 if I don't have the 2 oz mat. If you round the corners of the stringers a bit it will help it lay flat.
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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by YDOC462 » Sep 20, 2011 5:13 am

I used the 1708 to tab everything in with. I ran it as high as I could up the outside of the stringer and did the same on the inside when I laid 1708 over pad core. Then when I glassed the floor down I caped the stringer with csm.

Rounding the edges would help big time. For in side corners I used the cabosil to round out, laying the mat down while it was still wet to avoid air pockets

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by reeser_08 » Sep 20, 2011 6:43 am

Alright I should be all set, thanks again. Ill post some pics later!

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by reeser_08 » Sep 20, 2011 7:23 pm

I finally got some time and pushed hard on the boat for 3 weeks, got it all sanded down and then added a layer of 3/4 oz mat throughout the hull, bonded in the new 1/2 marine ply transom (3 peices of 1/2"), made the stringers out of the same plywood ( 2 peices of 1/2")and just staggered the joints and got them tabbed in today with 1708 after bedding them in thickened resin and filleting the sides. I also decided to make peices from the deck down to the hull, thought it would help it from twisting. Hope it works!. Im now all set to install the new balsa core.. Thanks to everyone for the advice and help.. im sure ill need more soon when it comes time to sand and paint!

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by spicoli86 » Sep 21, 2011 9:50 am

What about the 78 viper. Does it also have the bulsa two

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by VultureNo2 » Sep 21, 2011 10:26 am

Nice progress Darcy! Bill :up:

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by reeser_08 » Sep 21, 2011 4:55 pm

Thanks Bill, I saw your boat too. Looks awesome. think I might do something like you did when I build my seats.

spicoli86, im new at this stuff too haha so im not sure.. But im pretty sure it would.. as far as I know all hydrostreams are.

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by 77viper » Sep 21, 2011 6:22 pm

Looks good man.
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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by VultureNo2 » Sep 22, 2011 9:07 am

I tried as close as possible to duplicate the original seats. Do you have the old ones to use as a template? If not, pm me and I can help with design and dimensions. They are a little heavier than some newer style seats but I really wanted to stay with the original look. The back seat was a complete re-design that I tried to match what I had on my original 77 Vulture. The 79 had more of a wrap around back seat but it was not removable. I thought I needed a way to pull it out to get in the back of the boat. It has come in real handy already. My bilge stopped working and I needed to pull it all out and get back to the well. Bill

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Re: 77Vulture Rebuild

Post by VultureNo2 » Sep 22, 2011 1:33 pm

Hippie459MN wrote:VultureNo2, Did your vulture have the foam boxes in it?
Sorry, I must have missed this post Hippie. Yes my 79 has foam but my 77 did not from the factory. I believe my boat was the 17th ever made in 77. Later that year they must have started using foam. A side note is the 77 did sink a couple of times. I don't think the foam would have kept it up either. Nothing more awkward than seeing the boat still tied to the pier and sitting on the bottom of the lake. But I was just a teenager back then.

I also cut some of my foam out of the 79 because I installed Yellow Rope Lighting that runs down both sides of the boat and put it on a seperate switch. It really looks great at night and helps with night loading and unloading.

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