MarkBano Hydrodyne 20 Restoration Project

Discussion in 'Restoration Projects & Questions' started by markbano, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    I may not always be right, but I am always the captain!!

    Oh, Hi Mark :yahoo:
     
  2. Bryan

    Bryan Administrator

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    Ha ha ha ha!!! :laughing:
     
  3. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Much like me.

    As I explain to all of my clients...

    I'm often wrong but NEVER in doubt. ;)
     
  4. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Well,

    Is always good to wake up the sleeping giant..er administrator.

    Oh, Hi Bryan :good:
     
  5. ghind

    ghind Established Hydrodyner

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    Mark, congrats on your purchase. I totally agree with your idea of getting twin 250's instead of 150's.

    I like the the idea of three 150's even better.

    But then you might as well get three 300's :eek:

    Have you seen the video of Rock Aqua Jays pulling 55 people off the dock! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12eNptEDW54

    Absolutely awesome. I'd love to talk to Tom the driver. I could not believe the speed of the hit or how perfectly he timed it. It looked to me like if he had hit them any faster the boat would surely break up and I guess the boat wouldn't have pulled it any slower.

    Congratulations on your purchase. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
     
  6. kevinb

    kevinb Elite Hydrodyner

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    Hey Mark:

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like a rock-solid starting point. I'm dealing with a few corrosion issues with the 85 I/O (need to replace the outer transom plate whuch may require an engine pull). Sould be in the water come spring. The 20's seem like a great platform for both show skiing and family use.

    I need to hunt down a pair of front seats I (or a seat and a bench) and would appreciate any intel if you see something.

    Kevin-
     
  7. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Mark,

    This might surprise you, but I say go for it and go big.

    jim
     
  8. Dyna-Kid

    Dyna-Kid Boat of the Month

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    Mark,

    Like your new buy, good score! I'm sure you will do a fantastic job restoring your new 20' Hydrodyne.

    Have you decided on a seating arrangement yet? There's lots of room in the back of a 20' Dyne so a guy could get fairly creative.

    Kevin
     
  9. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    My plan is to rebuild my spotter seat and have it recovered. Same with my driver seat.

    I am talking to Dyna-Ski about getting a back seat base (fiberglass) with built in cupholders and then doing a bench seat along the back using that base.

    Not sure yet, though. I like having a lot of space at the back of the boat.
     
  10. RiverRat

    RiverRat Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    I wasn't necessarily trying to talk you out of twin big blocks. Just making sure you knew what twin small blocks would do.

    The only substitute for more horsepower is more torque! The twin big blocks will put a slightly larger grin on your face, and will not have hesitate when you say go. And even with them being quieter now, still sound a bit better than the small blocks. They will be a little bit twitchier to drive though, so be ready for some new driving lessons, and hope your skiers are patient for a little while.

    You do realize now, that you will have to make up some decals for the boat to advertise your "ski team", right?

    Good luck, and most of all, have fun!
     

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