1963? Hydrodyne custome deluxe 1700 restoration thread

Discussion in 'Restoration Projects & Questions' started by BEFU-Brian, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Rockosocko

    Rockosocko Hydrodyner

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    HEY...! I have a question/favor!
    With that picture, could you PLEASE circle/point to where your HIN tag/plate/embossing is??
    I spent about 2hrs yesterday looking for ANYTHING and can't find squat..

    It looks like the floor had been 'worked on' sometime back, and hope I'm NOT stuck with a project that I can't do anything with because I can't register it..
    It's got numbers from '01 so Tennessee should be able to "pull it up" but Mississippi wants bill of sale WITH notarized regs and numbers..
    Don't mean to jack your thread.

    Errol
     
  2. Rockosocko

    Rockosocko Hydrodyner

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    Also, I started a "Dustless blasting" type of blasting service a few years ago (slowed way down since I had to come back from retirement) and looks like I'll be blasting the whole thing. Just at around 70lbs psi. and real fine glass.
    And it looks like there is all sorts of mold/crud that's stuck behind the trim. THAT'S why I was asking how to remove it. (plus, like you stated, the first 3 screw heads just broke off..)
    I'll see what a pressure washer will do, and hope it won't come out while painting.

    Thanks again.
    E
     
  3. BEFU-Brian

    BEFU-Brian Established Hydrodyner

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    Columbia city, IN by Fort Wayne
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    86 Formula 272LS, 1963 17' Hydrodyne custom deluxe
    There is no hull ID on these. Mine had a piece of aluminum plate screwed to the transom with two stainless screws with the hull ID engraved onto it. Engraved like you would get done on a mug at the mall. Just plain aluminum plate, not like it had other information on it.

    Good luck with the trim. That is a tough call to make.
     
  4. Rockosocko

    Rockosocko Hydrodyner

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    Thank you Sir.
    I printed this out for the local DMV, Fish n Wildlife etc, and with all the pics of my boat I'll be adding, I should be able to get the necessary documentation that's required.. (all they really want it the TAX MONEY anyhow.)
    I think there should be some kind of "sticky" as to the peeps that have the tags, numbers etc. that they should attach pics of where on the vessel they are and what year their boat is.
    If "new" old Hydrodyners feel that it's a loosing battle to even get the boat in their name, these boats might just disappear into history.


    THEN.. on the trim and rub rail.. How is it attached to the boat?
    When I was rolling it back in it's temp home space, I was able to get the bow way up so if any water makes it past the cover, it'll drain easier.
    Walking forward, I saw 'stuff' sticking out from under the rub rail. Well, it was like degraded plywood (?) with tiny sugar ants all over it.. (already must've killed 2000 of them already)
    "sigh"

    Thanks again for the info.
    E
     
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