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‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26317Post Hippie459MN »

I just noticed some screws in your rigging hose at the adapters. That to keep the hose from coming off? I might need to do that on the motor side of my boat and never thought of doing that.
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26318Post alaskastreamin »

Kevin, those are 1/8” aluminum pop rivets.
The hose that came with the bezels was slightly larger than the barb section and wanted to come off.
I’ll dab some black paint on the rivet heads to make less noticeable.

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The trailer was looking shabby so it got some paint.

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26321Post alaskastreamin »

Figured some striping would look nice.
A friend gave me a roller striper. Thought I would give it a try compared to brushing.
This thing is amazing!!! Load the reservoir, set the guide and go to town. Nice clean lines. Took 30 minutes.

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

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I put together an interior ( in the interior section), https://www.hydrostreamforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4448&p=26332#p26332


This project is done….

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Sweet package

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26335Post Hippie459MN »

Looks great Ron!!!! Cant wait to see some pictures of it in the water.
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26338Post bigboy »

Amazing job. Hopefully it will run as good as it looks!
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26340Post brackmg »

Hi Ron,

I'm late coming in on this build. Obviously you are an absolute master at restoring Hydrostream boats!!! The HST looks absolutely fabulous!!!! Your hard work and dedication to this complicated project will certainly be recognized when you take it out on the water! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and journey on this boat with us!!!!

Mike B.
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26342Post alaskastreamin »

Thanks for the kind words!!

I hope by documenting these projects, may help folks down the line see how it’s done.
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Viper/ 2.5L 200 Merc (SOLD)
1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
2003 9’ Mini Virage/ 15 hp Honda 4-stroke
1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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