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83 hydrostream vector

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Re: 83 hydrostream vector

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I used CSM to bond the core into the hull. The 1708 was laid and cured then sanded/preped, then the CSM and core was set.
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Awesome, i believe thats the route im going to go, once im finished up the grinding ill be ordering all my materials!

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Picked up a 2.4 for a sweet deal, it was for a buddy of mine who swapped to a 2.5. Only has around 50hrs on fresh chrome bores. 2.5 in the back is for a buddy of mine who is restoring a vector as well!

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I put down a layer of 1708 and then a layer of 1.5oz CSM on mine.
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All thats left to grind is under the front deck. After thats done ill go over everything with a DA sander with 36grit to even everything out then start laying 1708
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Nice and clean! Looks great!
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All the grinding is finished, i also gave it i good wash down with the pressure washer to get it cleaned out. Have 5 gallons of poly laminating resin and some 1808 fabric coming in Thursday from express composites to get me started, sure am glad to be done grinding!
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Post: # 25764Post Hippie459MN »

I dont know about 1808 as I have never worked with it or used it but 1708 is what is commonly used to put down before the core. Well, some people just put a few layers of some CSM or 1708, or both. I have a layer of CSM in my boat with a layer of 1708 then the core. Also, I dont know how much resin the Vector will take but I blasted through almost 15 gallons on my Vulture.

Also, the folks at Express Composites are great people. For a long time a few of them were well aware of us here and they sold A TON of supplies to a lot of people in here. Thats where I got 75% of the stuff for my build. Living about 45 min away also helps too. lol
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Yeah i have 2 gallons already here and ordered another 5 to get me going, when i see im running low ill order more, stuffs not cheap to get shipped! I couldn't find 1708 on express composites website so i went with the 1808 i guess i should have looked into it a little more before ordering. Ill shoot them a email today and see what they say!

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