MarkBano Hydrodyne 20 Restoration Project

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

  1. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Hey RiverRat!

    Just bought two Etec 250HO's.

    So.... let the twitchiness begin... :good:

    I assume there will be a learning curve - even considering my driving experience, which is considerable. I might try to talk Mr. Mustski into letting me bring the boat up to his neck of the woods to spend a couple hours w/ me.

    These boats do look better, actually, with some sponsor decals. But I don't think anyone is going to sponsor me. :(

    If I let my sons control the decals - there will be Monster Energy stickers all over the boat - or something similar.

    I would like to put some Evinrude decals on the boat because I think they look cool but I have no idea where I'd get them from.

    I already had factory "Hydrodyne" decals made and have those ready to go. I also have the new rubrail and a few other odds and ends.

    Last weekend we used an industrial steam pressure washing machine to clean the forward underdeck area and the bilge area to get rid of fiberglass dust and oil residue so that those areas can be recoated with resin where required and then primed and painted.

    A picture of the project as it stands is attached....
     

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  2. dynegreg1

    dynegreg1 King Dyner

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    Project looks great Mark. It is going to be nice when it is finshed. This should pull the Bano Ski Team just fine this summer. The only thing missing now is some new same length mainlines for the big pull. I know just the place where you can get them too.... ;)

    Greg
     

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  3. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Heh heh heh....

    Good point. We'll see if I have any money left.....
     
  4. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Good show Mark,

    You got your rocket sled. Now you can not only pull everyone up, but also pull their arms off if you want.

    This thing may entice me out of Florida next year and that is a major deal. :good: :good: :good:

    jim
     
  5. stapletm

    stapletm Established Hydrodyner

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    It's too late to play the money card Mark, you're in it for the long run now!
     
  6. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    Jim

    If you can find your way to northern WI some weekend next summer you can stay in the guest house. Small but comfortable! It would be great to see you! BTW- thanks for the tip on the seats. I am making arrangments to have the same guy do my seats. I think DyneBob just hired him too.

    Mike

    My wife deals the cards.... ;) She doesn't share my Hydrodyne passion, unfortunately. That pretty much sums up the money issue.

    I hope that, despite baseball tournaments and home improvement projects that threaten my weekend, I can nonetheless get some work done on the boat and I will take some pics of the progress to post here.
     
  7. stapletm

    stapletm Established Hydrodyner

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    LOL. I hear, understand and agree. One slight difference is my wife has taken ownership of the Dyne, as she enjoyed her brief driving experience in it (over our bigger boat) before the restoration began. So far, this has translated into an understanding if not agreement of time and $ being spent on the restoration. So far.

    Thanks again for providing us with this vicarious view of your new resto! It’s unlikely I’ll ever go to 20’ or dual engines, but I do enjoy watching you do it!
     
  8. dynegreg1

    dynegreg1 King Dyner

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    I too am enjoying watching the restoration of yours as well as Bob's twin. Both are going to be awesome. I can't wait to see the end result. By the way all 3 of us should meet for lunch soon at the St. Charles Portillos.

    Mark maybe you would be best to just buy a 1000' spool, and make the lines up how you want. You should be able to get 14 lines out of one spool. Get a hold of me, I will take car of ya... And if we meet for lunch I can just bring it with. By the way, did your son get a chance to use his handle before the weather turned?

    Greg
     
  9. markbano

    markbano Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

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    I'd love to meet up! I think I have only one more weekend left that is stuffed with kids' sporting events and then we are done for awhile so I would think we could do that coming up here in the next month.

    I'm attaching some pictures today of some items that I have so far accumulated for the project.

    Rubrail for these boats is the TACO Kit 2423BBK50-2. (This means kit 2423 - BBK is black rail and black insert, 50' long, with both rail and insert included (thus the 2)). There are millions of rub rails and I spent a lot of time tracking down the right one (using a micrometer to get the measurements - no less - I should be put in a rubber room...) so I thought I'd make sure this is on here. The kits come with termination caps and stainless srews - see the pics. Special thanks to Pete (PJP Boatbuilder) for helping me track it down and for getting me a killer price on it.

    Decals - I got them from Vinyl Approach. www.vinylapproach.com. This company worked out the exact decals with a ski team some years ago. See the pics. They are high quality and are exact replicas of the original period decals.

    Non-Skid. Tom Miller uses this product on ski team boats. Nobody seemed to know where to get it other than from Tom. I did track it down - mostly I got lucky after a lot of internet searching. It is Stewart Surestep Honecomb non-skid. You can get it cheapest right from the manufacturer. Chris Stewart - stewartproducts1@bellsouth.net. The website is www.stewartssurestep.com. See the picture of the old non-skid next to the product that I just ordered. Identical. This is really nice stuff and it looks great on the boat. Nobody seemed to be able to find it. Problem solved.

    Resin and fairing compound. I get my fiberglass materials from LBI. www.lbifiberglass.com I have attached pictures of the products I use. I use Vinylester. It is better than polyester and cheaper than epoxy resin. Of course, you need to know what glassing materials to use - and where (e.g., roving, cloth, matt). I cover some of that in the Hydrodyne 18 restoration on this site.

    I bought a new dual ignition switch cover (pictured). The only reason I mention it is that I figured I'd be paying $200 for a new ignition switch assembly for purely cosmetic reasons but - behold - for $5 bucks on Ebay I bought just the cover. Nice.

    Seats. I am using Steve Knoll. Email: skcustom@mtc.net. Website: http://skcustomsllc.com. You might recall that ski38off's Hydrodyne 18 interior was done by the same guy. He does very nice work. He is located in Mosinee, WI. My seats will be similar: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2149

    I hope some of this information comes in handy for someone. If not, I hope it hasn't been too boring.

    Markbano
     

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  10. dynebob1

    dynebob1 Boat of the Month

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    Mark,

    Steve Knoll called me this morning and said he is looking for sample material colors for the blue and red stripes in the seats. As soon as he finds them he will send them out for approval before he orders the material. Do you still have a few scraps of the decal material you used for the deck stripes we could compare it to ?

    Bob
     

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