1988 Hydrodyne 20' w/ 225hp Opti

Discussion in 'Hydrodyne 20' started by BDMdyner, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. BDMdyner

    BDMdyner New Hydrodyner

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    20' Hydrodyne '88 w/ 225 Opti
    Purchased this as a project with my skiing partner in crime. This is my first dyne and his second. Purchased from the Minneiska Ski Team in Whitewater, WI in July 2008. Performed some basic prep work on it that fall and then continued with the rest of the "fixer-up" in Spring 2009 and had it out kicking butt on the water by late June '09.

    We purchased it with trailer, hydraulic steering, fuel tank, pole, and Air-Guides. Hull, floor and transom were quite solid. We repaired fiberglass, sanded, primed and painted with Interlux Perfection roll-on, reattached fin, new rub rails, all new hardware, fuel lines, seats from the old dyne, re-did the interior, installed the 225hp Opti with new Smartcraft gauges, new decals, and hooked up cable controls with a Livorsi remote. Lot of work, some frustrations, a LOT of learning, and definitely fun and worth it. I can't believe how much I love this boat, and the work on it makes it that much more special.

    Looking forward to a FULL summer this year!
     

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  2. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Re: 1988 Hydrodyne 20' w/ 220hp Opti

    That is a great motor/boat combination in my opinion.

    Now you own a beautiful Hydrodyne with some history. You almost have to experience it to appreciate it.

    jim
     
  3. Must-Ski Motors

    Must-Ski Motors Hydrodyne 20 Specialist

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    2008 Dyna-Ski 20' Open Bow, 3.4L 250 HO
    Re: 1988 Hydrodyne 20' w/ 220hp Opti

    There is no better ski boat in my opinion than a 20 dyne/dyna-ski with a 3.0+L motor on it.

    They are cadillacs on the water.
     
  4. dynebob1

    dynebob1 Boat of the Month

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    Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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    1998 18 OB RUA- 250XS.and 1997 Twin Rig /225 optis
    I looked at that boat when Jim was selling it for the club.

    You guys really did a "GREAT" job of bringing it back to it's original look.

    Have fun with it this summer !!!!!

    Bob
     

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