Dave Cirkot,New Member, just bought 1974 18 foot hydrodyne ski boat, needs work Diamond in the rough

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  1. tj309

    tj309 Composite Specialist

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    Boat Model and Year:
    1972 18' Hydrodyne
    Ski Team:
    Former Hodag Water shows
    I am in the process of doing exactly what you are planning on with the coosa. Check out my thread under restorations "1972 keel up restoration". Coosa not difficult to work with but messy - wear long sleeve shirts when cutting it.
     
  2. David Cirkot

    David Cirkot Hydrodyner

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    Boat Model and Year:
    Hydrodyne 18 ft outboard ski boat
    Will check your thread, What kind of power are you using?
     
  3. tj309

    tj309 Composite Specialist

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    Location:
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    Boat Model and Year:
    1972 18' Hydrodyne
    Ski Team:
    Former Hodag Water shows
    No power yet but plan on twin 150's
     
  4. David Cirkot

    David Cirkot Hydrodyner

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    Boat Model and Year:
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    I hope to restore the 2 cycle 150 Black Max, if not workable looking at an Evinrude e-tec G2 somewhere between 150 and 300. I read thru your entire thread, lots of good Ideas, I like the triangular tank and the arched transom well profile.
    I have only had the boat 5 weeks and need to get boat motor and trailer ready for next memorial day, quite a challenge.
     
  5. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    77 Dyne 18 I/O converted to Outboard
    It would be possible to put a 2.5 liter (later and better) power head on your midsection.

    jim
     
  6. David Cirkot

    David Cirkot Hydrodyner

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    Where would I find more detailed info on the swap?
     
  7. David Cirkot

    David Cirkot Hydrodyner

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    Been busy, all stingers and
     
  8. David Cirkot

    David Cirkot Hydrodyner

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    Boat Model and Year:
    Hydrodyne 18 ft outboard ski boat
    Busy past 2 months, (Pictures to Follow), trailer nearly rebuilt and painted, all new hardware. Keeping the roller set up but with all new rollers, added front Keel roller. After sitting on the trailer for over 10 years not even a slight dimple in the hull. As I have the same set up on the big block inboard with no hook and the ease of loading and unloading that boat I see now good reason to move to bunks. Trailer lowered 1.5 inches, removed tilt feature, and welded up new drag bar to replace twisted original. New LED sealed lights and electric winch in process of installation. Once trailer is done will boat and Motor will move forward a bit faster. Unfortunately have about 2 other big projects going as well.

    Only about 8 months before next memorial day, still a big challenge to complete on time.

    Boat has stringers removed, as well as the bulkheads. Boat is nearly stripped of bolt on stuff. Hull work is starting. Motor is stripped of all electrical and carbs etc.
    Mark B's and other's pictures have been very helpfull, .thank you.
     

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