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New owner of 89 Hydrostream Verado

Post by RussF » Mar 21, 2016 2:54 pm

let me know if you decide to sell the boat.I may be interested in it

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New owner of 89 Hydrostream Verado

Post by toolcrib » Jun 03, 2016 11:02 am

I have been making use of the boat, and have been having fun even with the little 90 hp. The new winch setup works great, as I can load the boat quickly and easily with the bunks extending an inch or two past the transom.

I have replaced the jackplate with a manual one, as the land'n'sea one leaked down and the worn bushings resulted in a couple degrees of tuck. Replacing the jackplate gave me a chance to look at the transom more closely and it is more solid than I expected. I also added a reinforcement to the transom which is a 4" aluminum channel in the motor-well that comes to within an inch of each side. The slight bow of the transom remained and the aluminum bent into position, I am taking that as a good sign.

I have also replace the 15" pitch aluminum prop with a 21" pitch Laser II. This change allowed me to see a peak speed of 54 mph and consistent running around 52. This is probably slow for a hydrostream, but I was surprised that a 90 hp motor would get me there. The boat seems to be working well, although days when I can run it on Lake Winnebago are quite limited.

As a side item, I saw a white Hydrostream Verado tied up in Oshkosh, WI on Memorial day. I did not see it run, but my coworker noticed it as well when it was running and said it was pretty quick. Is that boat owned by someone on this forum?

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