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Project Hydrostream Vulture

Restoring your Hydrostream or just giving it a small makeover? What better place than to show off your project. Big or small.
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Post: # 21920Post Hippie459MN »

Well, Merry Christmas to me!!! HUGE thank you to James (Streamer). Looks like one piece of the puzzle has shown up today. Got the SeaStar hydraulic ram today and I will put it to good use!
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Its supposed to be pretty nice out this weekend. Might unwrap the boat and start drilling out all the rivets for rub rail that someone put on since I have all new stuff that will be going on. And man did they go crazy with the rivets. No its not the stock rub rail. Also, might start sanding on the back and fill in the holes in the transom so I can get that painted soon. Fingers crossed on getting work done on it.

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Post: # 22372Post AdamDK »

Lucky for you. The weather here in Toronto has been absolute crap for the past 2 weeks. Its been raining non-stop since Wednesday. I had plans to get up to the farm to start building my jig and rotisserie. But all I can do today is deliver the lumber I need and tarp it til I have a dry Saturday/Sunday.
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Oh I know how that goes. Its been non stop rain here for what seems like weeks and the temps and have been 70 deg F one day, then 40 deg F the next. We have had so much rain my pond in my back yard is creeping up to my house. It hasnt been this full and flooded in about 7 years. You cant see it in the picture but there is standing water right up to the green grass line and normally, the tall trees along the pond, from there up to the house is dry but not this year. lol
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and I get what you guys get ....just couple days later........................
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Hippie459MN wrote: May 05, 2017 11:04 am Its supposed to be pretty nice out this weekend. Might unwrap the boat and start drilling out all the rivets for rub rail that someone put on since I have all new stuff that will be going on. And man did they go crazy with the rivets. No its not the stock rub rail. Also, might start sanding on the back and fill in the holes in the transom so I can get that painted soon. Fingers crossed on getting work done on it.

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What rail you using? I need to replace all of mine (about a 3' section is missing)

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Ill try to find a link to the same/similar stuff. Its a very low profile rub rail that I had gotten from another member on here some time back. I thought I had a picture of it in this topic but I either missed it or never posted it. I'll grab a picture tomorrow though of it so you can get an idea.
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Hippie459MN wrote: May 14, 2017 8:43 pm Ill try to find a link to the same/similar stuff. Its a very low profile rub rail that I had gotten from another member on here some time back. I thought I had a picture of it in this topic but I either missed it or never posted it. I'll grab a picture tomorrow though of it so you can get an idea.
Is it a complete replacement or.does it go over existing? If you could take a bunch of pictures when you do it to would be awesome, there is almost no info on the sites about replacing rubrail.

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Complete replacement. The original rub rail was removed by the previous owner and replaced with a two piece rub rail. A plastic mounting trim that was riveted to the deck and a rubber rail snapped over it. Sadly somewhere along the way the rubber outer part was removed or something. If you go through this build post you might be able to see what is on there now. Looks like poo and can't wait to drill out a boat load of rivets. LoL

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Project Vulture | Project Vector | Project Vamp | Project Vixen
The Vulture Wish List | Project CobraJet

1977 HydroStream Vulture - Worlds longest ongoing project. :eek:
1982 Hydrostream Vector
1982 Hydrostream Vamp
1973 Hydrostream Vixen
1976 CobraJet Jet Boat - Outboard conversion project
1976 Pontoon - aka The Family Truckster
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