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What are some of your non-hydrostream boats.

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Re: What are some of your non-hydrostream boats.

Post by RussF » Nov 15, 2013 9:07 pm

bought it new in 05 sold it in 2010....but when I sell the stream going after something like this again.........................this way the wife and dog can go boating too.I just picked up a small camper on a small lake in NH.......... .......
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Re: What are some of your non-hydrostream boats.

Post by Sonik » Nov 18, 2013 3:31 pm

The $500.00 wonder. 1983 Chris Craft Viking deckboat that came from the in-laws. It was very neglected and the 3.0 mercruiser is/was sick but with no $$$ in it, its a perfect low-budget cruiser river boat. I find it ironic that I own both a Hydrostream AND a boat built by the company that sued Howard over the Viking name (Viking boat company - bought out by Chris Craft in the late years). Wife and daughter love it because it has room, a stereo, rides great in slop, and they don't have to listen to me rant..."don't hold on to that windshield frame.....don't climb in the boat wet...don't scratch the gel.....etc....etc".

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Re: What are some of your non-hydrostream boats.

Post by mitchielpricer » Nov 18, 2013 5:28 pm

man how lucky on the 500.00 project boat your work really paid off it looks great now. 1000% better than a tampon boat. gary

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Re: What are some of your non-hydrostream boats.

Post by RussF » Nov 18, 2013 6:01 pm

Sonik wrote:The $500.00 wonder. 1983 Chris Craft Viking deckboat that came from the in-laws. It was very neglected and the 3.0 mercruiser is/was sick but with no $$$ in it, its a perfect low-budget cruiser river boat. I find it ironic that I own both a Hydrostream AND a boat built by the company that sued Howard over the Viking name (Viking boat company - bought out by Chris Craft in the late years). Wife and daughter love it because it has room, a stereo, rides great in slop, and they don't have to listen to me rant..."don't hold on to that windshield frame.....don't climb in the boat wet...don't scratch the gel.....etc....etc".

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that's what I need ....been hunting on Craigs for something like that too .then I'll keep the stream.......don't really want to sell it anyway......................... :o
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Re: What are some of your non-hydrostream boats.

Post by Hippie459MN » Nov 19, 2013 10:24 am

Dang! Thats a great family truckster there for $500.

Russ, You need something like that for sure. Would sure hate to see you get rid of the vking.
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Post by Stegworld » Dec 19, 2016 2:11 pm

Hi I just ran across your Viking deck boat off of searching on Google. From what I understand, you bought this viking for $500? I recently bought a viking deck boat 170sc outboard for 2500. If you search viking deck boat on Google, it's the first one that shows up. I have invested some dollars into the boat for sentimental reasons... I am interested in seeing some more photos of your i/o viking just for fun.
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Re: What are some of your non-hydrostream boats.

Post by RussF » Dec 21, 2016 11:24 am

he got his from his wife's family
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Post by LSaupe » Dec 27, 2016 5:24 am

Thought I would jump in here quick. How do those Viking deck boats compare to say an equivalent length pontoon boat (with regard to ride quality and speed)? The bride wants a pontoon boat now and looking at options. Deck boat might grab a bit more speed for loss of ride quality? Were the Viking a decent boat in the deck boat category?

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Post by Stegworld » Dec 27, 2016 9:42 am

My viking is on www.vikingdeckboat.com as you can see it is more of your action packed skiing and tubing boat. You could use it for just cruising but I'd consider getting a bigger deck boat or a pontoon for more room. The tri-hull boats are more stable than a V-hull bottom boat in my opinion. Hope that helps.

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Post by Hippie459MN » Dec 27, 2016 10:19 am

Stegworld, that interor set up/layout is pretty cool looking. I have seen Jeffs boat (Viking) but not the interior. I really like that. That looks like it would be a nice cruising boat I think.
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