My 73 is going to see the water this summer

Discussion in 'Hydrodyne 18' started by tomlock72, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. tomlock72

    tomlock72 New Hydrodyner

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  2. tomlock72

    tomlock72 New Hydrodyner

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  3. tomlock72

    tomlock72 New Hydrodyner

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    I haven't had it out in a couple years but its coming out again soon. It hasn't been restored. I pulled it out of my friend's back yard when I bought it about 7 years ago. I got it running with a new carb.,new exhaust manifolds, water pump and a bunch of other things that it needed. Cosmetically its the same as when I got it and even though its faded and weathered it still gets more attention wherever I take it then the $100k new ski boats
     
  4. BEFU-Brian

    BEFU-Brian Established Hydrodyner

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    Yeah... Attention might be due to tow vehicle also. Just sayin.

    THAT IS WAY TOO FREAKIN COOL!!!
     
  5. kevinb

    kevinb Elite Hydrodyner

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    Nice! These are always regarded as interesting boats IMO. The 1985 20 HD i/o will come out soon but snow is still falling here in Wisconsin .
     
  6. tomlock72

    tomlock72 New Hydrodyner

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  7. tomlock72

    tomlock72 New Hydrodyner

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  8. tomlock72

    tomlock72 New Hydrodyner

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    This is the other little gem I'm working on. It's a 1969 GW Invader.
     
  9. kevinb

    kevinb Elite Hydrodyner

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    Did your 73 come with the galvanized trailer? My 1975 18' came with a Hydrodyne bat-wing trailer, and the 1985 20 I/O came with a galvanized trailer (curious if Hydrodyne out-sourced).
     
  10. tomlock72

    tomlock72 New Hydrodyner

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    No the trailer that I got with it was similar put painted and in rough shape so I replaced it with the galvanized trailer
     

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