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Post by dcartwright » Feb 21, 2016 6:35 pm

I have seen the cracks on the corners of the splash well but now have a crack at the back of the well also. Last year we hung a jack plate with more setback and a 3 liter Johnson 225. s this motor too big for this boat? I do know that when returning from Oklahoma last year in a storm the motor came off the transom saver and bounced for a bit before I noticed it. I'm sure that didn't help either. I really love this boat and need to have transom fixed correctly. Does anyone know who performs this type of work that has a good reputation for fixing Hydrostreams? Trying to get ready for this summer as last year I was moving back to IL.

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Post by VultureNo2 » Feb 22, 2016 4:47 pm

Welcome to the forum. You will find quite a large Hydrostream following in this area. Lots of great guys to run with and bounce ideas off of. You can try Bottom's Up Boat Repair. Johnsburg IL I think.

Here is a link.

http://www.bottomsupboatrepair.com/Bott ... /Home.html

He works on all kinds of boats, but he's a HS guy at heart. If that isn't the route you want to go, let me know. There is another guy in Janesville WI that works on Hydrostreams only, but he's pretty backed up in jobs, from what I remember. I suggest you go to Scream and Fly forums and find the Hydrostream Power Tour thread. There you can look up a guy named Flowmax. He will give you information about how to join the Hydrostream Power Tour. They get out several times a year and have great event's.

Hope that helps, Bill

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Post by dcartwright » Feb 25, 2016 9:35 am

Thanks Bill, I'll give them a shout out. I found a repair shop up in North Prairie Wisconsin but that was it. Nothing in the Champaign area for sure.

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Re: 86 Hydrostream Vegas Hi, do you have the contact information for the guy in Janesville?

Post by Vegas xt runner » Aug 01, 2017 8:42 pm

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VultureNo2 wrote:
Feb 22, 2016 4:47 pm
Welcome to the forum. You will find quite a large Hydrostream following in this area. Lots of great guys to run with and bounce ideas off of. You can try Bottom's Up Boat Repair. Johnsburg IL I think.

Here is a link.

http://www.bottomsupboatrepair.com/Bott ... /Home.html

He works on all kinds of boats, but he's a HS guy at heart. If that isn't the route you want to go, let me know. There is another guy in Janesville WI that works on Hydrostreams only, but he's pretty backed up in jobs, from what I remember. I suggest you go to Scream and Fly forums and find the Hydrostream Power Tour thread. There you can look up a guy named Flowmax. He will give you information about how to join the Hydrostream Power Tour. They get out several times a year and have great event's.

Hope that helps, Bill
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Re: 86 Hydrostream Vegas Hi, do you have the contact information for the guy in Janesville?

Post by Hippie459MN » Aug 01, 2017 11:30 pm

Vegas xt runner wrote:
Aug 01, 2017 8:42 pm
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I have personally never had any work done at Bottoms Up but I have seen a lot of work come out of Billys shop and I would highly advise staying away and go elsewhere. That other guy in Jaseville is Brian Carhart (HYDROSTREAMVKING4M on the forum) at Carhart Glass and he is the man! He finished my Vulture for me and did more than an outstanding job!
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