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Old 12-06-2017, 06:57 AM
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I've fished my 2390 for 4 years now. Twin 175 suzukis. It's been everywhere in the gulf including 120 miles offshore multiple times.

It's for sale in the classifieds if anyone is interested.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:06 AM
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Let me know if you start one, I am looking for info on the 3500 VX
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:17 AM
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I have a 01- 2390 w/ new Etec 300,spare RX-4, new Garmin 7610's, new side curtains, new upholstery up front, all new bolsters, had bottom stripped and refinished last winter, new Icom vhf, new antennas, new offshore liferaft, new gumby suits, new sea anchor. Gonna update the riggers to carbon fiber this offseason. She is good to go for awhile. Love this hull !!
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:20 AM
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Owner of a 1998 HS 2250 Vector

Love the ride, but can be wet at times. Lots of space for that size boat.

Bilge access stinks.

Looking to replace my '98 Johnson 200hp with a new 200 or 225 evinrude/johnson or 4stroke. If anyone knows someone in the Northeast looking to part ways with a good used motor for a decent deal, let me know!

Johnson has poor compression in a cylinder. Lots of newer parts, steering, prop etc, if anyone is looking for a parts or rebuild motor.

She needs a good cleaning and bottom job for next season.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Its02003 View Post
I bought mine this year, love it so far, but 4 months of New England boating isn’t really adequate “break-in” so I’m sure I’ll discover some stuff next year.

As of right now:

The previous owner replaced the steering cable and followed the awful Jamestown Distributors video of cutting out the cable pass through in the jump seat, and then running the cable out of the round hatch in the console wall rather than the booted pass through there as well... HACK!

I’ll be fixing that either this week before winterizing her or in the spring.

Otherwise I’ve added latches for the rear jump seat lids to keep them from slamming, added a latch on the anchor hatch as well, and am replacing the plastic cup holders in the console with stainless.

After that, she should be good for a while.

I’ll post some pictures.

Anyone have anything they’ve learned “tricks” wise for these hulls? Bad wiring choices? Courtesy light additions? Console work?
It's a wet boat. But fun as hell!
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FtsyMarine View Post
Owner of a 1998 HS 2250 Vector

Love the ride, but can be wet at times. Lots of space for that size boat.

Bilge access stinks.

Looking to replace my '98 Johnson 200hp with a new 200 or 225 evinrude/johnson or 4stroke. If anyone knows someone in the Northeast looking to part ways with a good used motor for a decent deal, let me know!

Johnson has poor compression in a cylinder. Lots of newer parts, steering, prop etc, if anyone is looking for a parts or rebuild motor.

She needs a good cleaning and bottom job for next season.
Agreed on the bilge access, I was considering cutting into the floor to add some hatches for below deck storage of plastic Plano boxes and stuff
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:47 PM
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I'm in the market for a 26-32 ish and ran across this. https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa...412184741.html

You guys have any input or advice? Looks to be pretty nicely kept and the price seems terrific.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:17 AM
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88 22 Hydra-Sport CC - I've had it for 15 yrs., rehabed it 7 yrs ago. One of the best riding hulls I've been on.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Jcbenson01 View Post
I'm in the market for a 26-32 ish and ran across this. https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa...412184741.html

You guys have any input or advice? Looks to be pretty nicely kept and the price seems terrific.
Looks nice. New vinyl on the bolsters. Check the 225's for corrosion. Or better, buy it and hang a couple of G2 250's off it!

The CW is that the Vector hulls were better riding than the Lightning hulls.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:23 AM
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I'm in a 24 robalo with twin 150s but would love to got into a 28-32 center vector, anyone wanna trade?
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:54 AM
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I'm in. Currently in a 2001 212cc, first boat was an 89 18' striper special.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:25 AM
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I have a 2003, 26' Vector and love it!

Has anyone removed the black and gold hull strip/decals? The black on mine has faded and I cannot restore the original luster, so thinking about removing. Looking for any best practices.

Going to be up for sale in a couple of months as we move into an express.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:10 AM
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I'd love to remove the original hull decals and have some made up in navy to match my boot stripe and t-top canvas.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:19 AM
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Offer 20k and repower new Suzuki....


Originally Posted by Jcbenson01 View Post
I'm in the market for a 26-32 ish and ran across this. https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa...412184741.html

You guys have any input or advice? Looks to be pretty nicely kept and the price seems terrific.
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Offer 20k and repower new Suzuki....
Realistically speaking, what do you think a repower would cost? I imagine ifI found some good deals on some new '15 or '16's it might not be that bad. Think 20-30k?
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rtmorandi View Post
I have a 2003, 26' Vector and love it!

Has anyone removed the black and gold hull strip/decals? The black on mine has faded and I cannot restore the original luster, so thinking about removing. Looking for any best practices.

Going to be up for sale in a couple of months as we move into an express.
I have. Use some acetone to get the adhesive residue off and you should be good to to. I compounded and waxed my hull after but you may not want to.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:41 AM
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I love mine. It's a 1984 Hydra Sports 24'. It rides like a dream. It's gonna get a 300hp next year
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:29 PM
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anyone with a 2000+ vector had to replace the fuel tank?
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:42 PM
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I'm going to pretend "cc" stands for cuddy cabin and sneak mine in......
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:44 PM
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Absolutely!
I'm on my third one, a 2900 VX with brand spanking new Suzukis on the transom.
Let's do it.
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