Welcome to HydrostreamForums.com
If you're not registered, please consider doing so. It's easy - just click the "Register" link at the top
right corner of the page. Our forum needs members like you to contribute to the site in order to survive.
We are a community of boat lovers and Hydrostream enthusiasts here; we are happy to help anyone
who may need advice or guidance for their 'Stream; and we encourage members to offer their advice
and guidance to others as well. Thank you for visiting our forums, and please register.
We're better than Facebook.

Registering only takes a few minutes and you can do so by CLICKING HERE

If you are a member, don't forget to log in to take full advantage of the forum.

Core in wing area

Have questions about fiberglass, gel-coat, or core repairs well as composite questions?
Post Reply
User avatar

Topic Author
varmint1
Hydrostream Addict
Hydrostream Addict
Posts: 375
Joined: Jul 05, 2010 2:37 pm
Location: Deville, La.

Core in wing area

Post by varmint1 » Jul 23, 2013 8:23 pm

Finally getting around to do the core, transome and floor in my dads Varmint. The question I have is why do you need to put core in the wing area, the Vking,Valero, vultures and other one don't have it there, couldn't I lay a couple extra layers of glass in that area and it be ok

[ Post made via iPhone ] Image
81 Varmint 2.5 Mag 3
82 Vandal Merc 85
76 Viper Merc 150
84 Valero

User avatar

Topic Author
varmint1
Hydrostream Addict
Hydrostream Addict
Posts: 375
Joined: Jul 05, 2010 2:37 pm
Location: Deville, La.

Core in wing area

Post by varmint1 » Dec 21, 2015 12:16 pm

I posted this a couple of years ago, I hope someone knew the answer. :?:

[ Post made via iPhone ] Image
81 Varmint 2.5 Mag 3
82 Vandal Merc 85
76 Viper Merc 150
84 Valero

User avatar

AdamDK
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 143
Joined: Jul 19, 2016 6:58 pm
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Has thanked: 15 times
Been thanked: 22 times

Re: Core in wing area

Post by AdamDK » Nov 20, 2017 9:24 pm

And a couple years later....
my 1980 Viper had core in the wings; naturally it was rotten to the point that you couldn't distinguish it from soil.
I'll be replacing the balsa core with new balsa core, in all areas as it was built originally.
The "wings" generally don't have the stresses of weight or hydrostatic pressure, so I think you could probably get away with just adding layers of glass.
Core is definitely needed on the running surfaces however.

User avatar

Hippie459MN
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 3493
Joined: Mar 25, 2009 7:31 pm
Location: Crown, MN
Has thanked: 71 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Contact:

Re: Core in wing area

Post by Hippie459MN » Nov 21, 2017 12:05 pm

Yes, the varmint, vector, and viper all use the same core structure and must be replaced as such. The hull of the vking and vulture are a little different so core is not required further up like on the viper, vector, and varmint.

[ Post made via Samsung Galaxy S5 ] Image
-Kevin
Project Vulture | Project Vector | Project Vamp
The Vulture Wish List | Project CobraJet

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

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest