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‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26219Post alaskastreamin »

Just because I don’t have any resin doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.

The ski locker hatch looked like it was made from pallet wood and sheet rock screws.

I went to Home Depot and got two 8’ sticks of Mahogany 1x4 and made a new one.
There was just enough scrap to make the glove box door.

A new tongue jack and wiring kit were put on the trailer.

I mixed up some pour foam and filled the forward sponson cavities.

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26221Post Hippie459MN »

Man, seeing stuff like this makes me wish I have a good heated shop. I would get so much more stuff done. LoL
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26225Post alaskastreamin »

I get it Kevin!!

When we bought this property in 07, it was an alfalfa field. We knew the importance of a large heated shop so it was the first building to get erected.

It has surely paid off. This is the only way I can get so much done.
I’m out here 8-10 hrs a day.
It’s 5* outside today and 65* inside.

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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
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26229Post alaskastreamin »

I put the deck on so it would be easier to roll outside for the gelcoat grinding.

While waiting for the temperature to rise tomorrow, I decided to make a mold for the windscreen.
I’m running the sides a little further back as it seems to look better with the long lines in the deck shape.

Hot glued paneling and two coats of Johnson paste floor wax. The mounting flanges will be on the inside.

Also straightened the bow rail .
It was really outta wack!!!

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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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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26237Post alaskastreamin »

The steering wheel cover was coming apart so I stitched up a replacement.
Definitely not perfect but a fun little project nonetheless.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
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1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26238Post dehydrated »

So sorry I missed all this work so far. Lol not too many people in this world have the drive and dedication it takes to see a project like this come this far but knowing who you are and somewhat how your mind works nothing is impossible!!! I will try to get over soon to check it out Hopefully it will be done by then lol looking like it might be soon

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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26241Post alaskastreamin »

No worries bud, there’s plenty left to watch.

Well, the three gallons arrived and I soon realized that I was going to be short AGAIN. ARGGGGG!!!

Got the rest of the bow stringers fully glassed in as well as the bulkheads, floor , seat bases, foot throttle pad, and floor side rails with the three gallons .

That leaves the transom , knee braces, and outside repairs needing resin.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
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1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
http://www.prattcustoms.com
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Post: # 26242Post alaskastreamin »

Today I put in the carpet. One piece 8-1/2’ x 9’.

I fit the gas tank and realized there’s no way you would get a bilge pump in the floor opening. There isn’t enough height.

I may drill a hole in front of the tank , thru the floor and put one there. There is bilge wiring already run and I have a bilge pump sitting in a box.

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1991 "the last" Virage/ 15" 280
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1989 Voyager/ 300 Promax
1989 HST / 2.5L 200 Merc
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26243Post alaskastreamin »

Today I put the deck back on and rolled outside to grind off the gelcoat that had spider cracking.
Luckily, most of it was just in the gel.
Bout 3 hrs work.

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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
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Re: ‘89 HST rebuild ( Blown out bottom)

Post: # 26245Post Hippie459MN »

I cant wait to see how this turns out! Looking great!
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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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