Discussion in 'Classified Ads' started by dynebob1, Feb 28, 2015.
Good Work, Bob!
From a member I hope.
Hello Mr. Jim,
In the event that the depositor is not a current member, there is no finer destination for valuable information contained herein at this venerable website. Especially lately as tj309 and Befu-Brian have shown that the Hydrodyners are alive and well and avidly pursuing the vaunted , no, not haunted, vaunted, strong and healthy Hydrodyners as a member incorporate of their families and lives. Nothing else puts a thrill into my life like what happens when someone behind me screams "Hit It".
Tim I appreciate the call out. I love this forum but have not been posting much as my project is not at home. I do try to post when I think my advice is pertinent. I am also watching Brians's project closely. I am leaving my house on the 20th of may with my son-in-law to go to the cabin/shop and spend 2 glorious days working on the boat and then he has to deliver me to the ATL airport to fly to Glouchester for a vacation. About after a week of that I will post. It is getting close and the closer it is to being done the more fired up I get.
I suppose that trailer went with?
@ tj: I know your pain about being so close to getting it done but distance (or weather in my case) introduced some setbacks. Keep your schedule realistic and be flexible to your expectations. These old hulls teach us patience.
Our 85 HD 20 I/O finally made it on the water last Sept 2014....started this project in Apr 2012 with my 1975 i/o as a back-up plan.
My wife and I did a condo in Orange Beach, AL for 8 days and the weather down there seems perfect to get your boat on the water, if you have the time to get it done.
I am rebuilding the carb on the 20 I/O as soon as the kit arrives. Ran pretty good at the end of last summer but there were some minor issues that I believe will be taken care of with a new kit.
@ TimS.... the call out for our ski group is Yep.... or Yea... once the stars allign. Haven't heard "hit it" since the 80's. But always liked "make it happin captin"....
HIT IT was always the call I remember. I remember standing on the dock on a slalom ski and watching the rope coil out and when I had about 10' left I called HIT IT!. The 10' was for the boat (not a hydrodyne) to accelerate to a speed that I could jump off the dock and not get wet. Then to cap off a nice ski run I would drop the rope and hopefully time it right so as to get to the dock before I ran out of momentum but had enough to grab the dock and not get wet again. Those were the days. A Hydrodyne did not need 10' of rope because of instant acceleration.
Guess we're getting dated tj. Just use the "thumbs-up" with no audible or the driver will react with a yep or yea. I like "giddy up" but that gets lost in translation.
I will still be selling the trailer we talked about. The 18 foot twin rig went out on a trailer I just refurbished for that boat.
( see before and after pics.)
Trailer looks a lot better. What are you shooting it with? Hopefully not rattle can Rustoleum.
The product was from Jones-Blair. It was similar to Imron with the hardener added to 3/4 gal of the base color.
Went on nice with a very high glossy appearance . Keep this in mind for your "new" trailer.
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