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    V-King resto pics; not done yet, but still working on it


    Front and keel section recored

    Fitting divinny cell hull core

    beginning recore

    Floor panel made with penkse board

    Recore on hull

    Floor and transom installed

    knee brace and battery platform

    Starboard battery platform and brace

    Braces and platforms glassed in

    Replacing deck brace to transom and adding rear deck support

    Covering rear deck with biaxial

    Rear deck replaced and extended forward

    6 ft. sanding tool used to blueprint

    Fill all low areas and holes with fiberglass

    Blueprinting in process

    Blueprinted pad and transom glass coat

    Prefinish gelcoat

    Gelcoat with guidecoat



    Blueprinted pad

    Polished hull

    Bow eye installed

    Boweye access hole reglassed

    Starting deck repairs and repaint..
    will post more pics as work progesses

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    Lookin good, nice work!

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    Looking good. Can't wait to see more.
    '86 Valero YT, 2.5 200

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    Nice hot rod! Im in the middle of doing the same thing with a Vector makes me itch just thinking about it ! cant wait to see it when its done.

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    ya very nice glass work!

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    Hey BigDady. I have most of the glass work done, but im a little stuck on the paint scheme..... I looked at a lot of boats to see other paint jobs, dont want to have one like anybody else's. I'll work it out but this seems to be the toughest part... Might just stand back and throw several colors of paint on it and make it an abstract art project..

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    Nice work, looks like its coming along.

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    Xtreme I am really impressed on your selection of materials, design of Modded transom and structure, and your gel and repair work look beyond tedious......I take it you know a thing or 2 about repairing a Glass boat, Great Work and I cannot wait to see the finished product......

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    Thanks to everyone for all the positive comments, you all know the long hours that go into a rebuild like this.I have used all the best stuff I have access to, vinylester resin, 1708 biaxial glass, divinnycell core hpl 80, penske board 24# density, and UV resistant gellcote. I plan on running an old bridgeport 260 that I have on it. Should see 90-100 mph. Land and sea jackplate, hot foot, sea star pro steering, custom made shifter, livorsi gages , pioneer stereo. Prop should end up being 28-30p lightning e.t.. Next project is to get my old camaro in shape to pull it to the ramp.

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    Good job buddy... Lot hours in your project right now.. You gone be happy when done.. Good luck and put more pics later.. JP Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by XstreamVking View Post
    Hey BigDady. I have most of the glass work done, but im a little stuck on the paint scheme..... I looked at a lot of boats to see other paint jobs, dont want to have one like anybody else's. I'll work it out but this seems to be the toughest part... Might just stand back and throw several colors of paint on it and make it an abstract art project..
    I know what you're saying with the paint! My last boat was a Vking YT that had factory paint and looked like so many others. Ive been going all over the internet getting ideas from everything from offshore boats, hot rods, 4x4's, custom choopers ect. I think what im doing with my vector when i get to paint is white gel bottom, black deck then im air brushing alot of evil looking ghost skulls thoughout the deck. should look hot . I just need to get my air brush out and practice ( I havent done skulls in the last 10 years!). i just want this thing to look evil even if its just sitting on the trailer!

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    Subscribed. Excellent work and documentation. Looking forward to more!
    Quote Originally Posted by mrcrsr View Post
    and you could always add more hp!!
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    FrankenStream

    I have a little Hydrostream project going myself. I have owned 3 Vamps and loved the little bow rider but I needed a longer boat to support the modern V-6's so I cut the back 86" off a Vector and cut 64" of the Vamp's butt off. I'm in the process of making an 18'-2" "SuperVamp" by mating the two boats together. I did a lot of measuring and 3 demensional thinking, but it's far enough along now that I know it's going to work. I had a donor Vector, but to do it I had to cut up my perfectly good Vamp. That was the point of no return...

    The deck lines are cut in, most of my grinding is done and I removed ALL the bottom. I was going to use the Vector pad, but decided to build a mold and do my own custom bottom. I have raced for over 30 years and spent many hours changing and grinding on boat bottoms. I have a design in mind I want to use on my SuperVamp.

    I have pics of the build on Byuboyz in a thread called "Hydrostreamintheweeds" Check it out, it's gonna make ol' Pipcorn wish he'd a done it....

    http://www.byuboyz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23838

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    Pad driver.. That looks like alot of work, really a one of a kind boat. After you get the bottom built will you run it first, or just finish completely and then runnit. That first ride will really be cool. And hopefully just like you envisioned. Oh yea what vin# will you use, the front one or the back one? Havent gone to byuboyz to see pics, but will soon....

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    Your Viking will be better than new once your finnished. It`s looking real good.

    DB

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