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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: # 24903Post Hippie459MN »

Got a little more done today.

First I got the drain plug installed. I went with this one just cause my luck I would loose the thing so this way it always stays with the boat. Oh yeah, don't mind that crack at all, its just in the paint from when the transom was junk and I forgot to putty it up when I painted it recently. Dont worry, it doesnt leak or anything or go all the way through.. I'll be fixing it.
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Next was operation put jack plate on. And there we go, all installed. The motivation level is getting up there now. I used some 4200 on all the bolts and also on the drain plug. And while I was at it, I put some 4200 under the ends of the rub rail for a little extra measure.
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I had a piece of 1/4 inch aluminum here so I made my own top washer/transom plate and it worked out perfect. Looks a bit crude but works awesome and you'll never see it anyways.
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More to come... :boating:
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Post: # 24904Post Streamer »

So glad to see you nearing the end of your project !!
I like the drain plug, what kind is it?
Won't be long you'll be Streaming !!!!
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This is a major milestone. This happened today and WOW... Its starting to look like something.
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And its on there! Just the top two bolts are holding it on right now cause the other two I have are a bit too long so im going to get some shorter ones this weekend.
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And here it is. Lots to do yet and I still have to order the control cables. I wanted to get the motor on first so I could measure for them. I dont know if the old merc cables were exactly right, especially considering I moved the shifter and throttle around from where they were before.
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Hopefully the weather actually holds out and I can maybe get more done on it this weekend. Fingers crossed.

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Streamer wrote: May 21, 2020 8:19 am So glad to see you nearing the end of your project !!
I like the drain plug, what kind is it?
Won't be long you'll be Streaming !!!!
Here ya go. I havent put it into use, properly yet but I like it already. No more loosing the drain plug. Also, it does come all the way out if you need it too. Picked it up on Amazon.
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Thank you!
I like that idea!
Your gonna be in the water real soon !!
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God damn that thing is long!! You'll need to pack a lunch for the journey from the primer bulb to the front seat! Looking good keV!

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So awesome!! Looks great, Kevin. You'll have it wet this summer by the looks of things.
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tnelson77 wrote: May 23, 2020 3:54 pm So awesome!! Looks great, Kevin. You'll have it wet this summer by the looks of things.
Thanks!!!! Thats the plan anyways. Hoping in a few weeks, so long as the weather holds out so I can work on it anyways. Im kinda forced to work to work on it outside in the driveway right now so I have to work around the weather, and of course the hour or three I might get after work during the week.

Oh yeah, I know we spoke about it a good while back and wondering if you would still be willing to do some gas tank modifications for me?
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Hippie459MN wrote: May 23, 2020 4:47 pm
tnelson77 wrote: May 23, 2020 3:54 pm So awesome!! Looks great, Kevin. You'll have it wet this summer by the looks of things.
Thanks!!!! Thats the plan anyways. Hoping in a few weeks, so long as the weather holds out so I can work on it anyways. Im kinda forced to work to work on it outside in the driveway right now so I have to work around the weather, and of course the hour or three I might get after work during the week.

Oh yeah, I know we spoke about it a good while back and wondering if you would still be willing to do some gas tank modifications for me?
Sure thing. Have a TIG in my garage and can get it taken care of for you.
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Post: # 24929Post Hippie459MN »

Well, progress has been slow due to work being really busy all of a sudden and then the weather but I've gotten a little bit of stuff done. I have been taking pics here and there along the way so once I get some good progress, I will post more pictures.

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