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    Back in a Viking!

    Hello Stream fans,

    Well after a number of years without one and a few years spent in a Checkmate. I finally decided to get another Viking. After searching for a while and making one 800 mile round trip to only come home with an empty hitch. I finally found my new water wedge thanks to Longpond Ray on this forum. After he sold his boat the day it was posted on here. He hooked my up with this little treasure. I feel like I am in the middle of a Barn Find episode!

    She is a 1980 Viking in immaculate shape for a 38 year old boat. From what I have been told she was run steady the first half a dozen years or so...and baby'd. Then has sat most of the rest of her life in a garage with a cover on. The rub rail has not a single ding on it anywhere. The transom is solid as a rock and the core is the same. I am going to redo it anyway. I am going to buff her out, (Gelcoat is oxidized a bit on the topside no cracks and the bottom is like new) putting in a new interior, updating the gauges and steering, and installing a 1997 Merc 200...with some mods in the future.

    I will update as things progress. It's going to be a long busy winter and I cannot wait to get this gal in the water!

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    We only go through this circus once...so enjoy the rides!!!

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    Had a Vector and sold it for an Ally xr02 which i wouldn't trade for anything, but every time i see a thread like this i want another. But i don't need three boats and l remind myself of how much fun it is to re core one and wake up at nite being stabbed with fiberglass shavings. Awesome boat, good luck now all you need is a drag on the back to make your legs shake.

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    Nice find! Nice handle too, looking forward to seeing you rig it up and run it
    1988 Hydrostream Valero V, 135 Mariner soon to be XR2
    1985 Beretta ( based off GT150 Glastron ) V4 115 crossflow premix 17p SRX

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    Schweeeeet !

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    Thanks guys, looking forward to the process and getting her looking good and on the river.
    We only go through this circus once...so enjoy the rides!!!

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    Looking at the title of this thread...There's a Chrissie Hynde song in there somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by VooDooChild 1267 View Post
    Looking at the title of this thread...There's a Chrissie Hynde song in there somewhere
    Hahaha!
    We only go through this circus once...so enjoy the rides!!!

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    Nice, more pics please!

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    Here are a few quick pics...I have basically brought her home and wedged her in the garage. Other than the picture in the water. I had to have a pic of the trailer without the boat for Maryland's idiotic DMV to register the trailer. I am waiting for my Merc dealer to pull the engine I purchased off the other boat. He is an old Merc guy and is great with them but a little slow. Once I get her going I am sure my wife will take some awesome pics. The last picture is some of her work with my Falconry birds. I will get this Hydrostream looking good and on the pad and she can snap some pics of her flying!!!
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    We only go through this circus once...so enjoy the rides!!!

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    Very nice find
    1988 Hydrostream Valero V, 135 Mariner soon to be XR2
    1985 Beretta ( based off GT150 Glastron ) V4 115 crossflow premix 17p SRX

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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeFever View Post
    Very nice find
    Thanks, I was blessed for sure. I was one dejected fella after that first trip to come home without a boat. It all worked out in the end!
    We only go through this circus once...so enjoy the rides!!!

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    Amazing find for sure,i check all sights looking for a nice King....Amazing how fast Long ponds sold...and i must have checked the classifieds 10 times that day LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by VooDooChild 1267 View Post
    Amazing find for sure,i check all sights looking for a nice King....Amazing how fast Long ponds sold...and i must have checked the classifieds 10 times that day LOL
    Yes that was a beautiful one for sure!
    We only go through this circus once...so enjoy the rides!!!

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    I love those old Streams.

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