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Old 12-11-2017, 02:49 PM
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Iím in. 2000 2390 Vector. 2010 Etec 250. Dropped bolsters at upholsterer today for new vinyl. All new electronics, stereo, vhf. Now if I can bring myself to try to change the freshwater washdown pump. Hate standing on my head thru a bilge hatch!!😬
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:05 PM
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Had a 2000 20' Vector and really liked it. Went up to a '02 2596 about 3 years ago. Has twin F225s and Rev 4 props. Re-wired the entire boat, new LED lighting all the way around, super heavy dual-ram Lenco tabs, dual 12" MFDs, radome, etc. etc. Really love the ride and these are tough boats. Only thing I have not enjoyed is the bilge access. Doing the re-wire in the bilge was really bad. Here is a pic of the new dash and electronics layout. Was having a hard time with the electronics box so went with a flat 3/4" starboard panel for the 12" MFDs.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:16 PM
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04' 26' Vector. Twin Yamaha 225s. Love the boat! My decals on the side have faded as well. Thinking of removing and have new striping painted. Probably will wait till Summer.
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:31 AM
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I just picked up a Hydrasport 1850 as a project, I am interested in any feedback or experience that anyone has with this model...
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:00 PM
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In the middle of reworking the shroud for the console... plastic is pretty clouded up and almost unusable...
Also need to get a new Lexan windshield... I had kinda forgotten about that and these pics reminded me!
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:03 PM
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I had some holes to cut in the spring. What are you guys using to cut this think fiberglass in a circular fashion? These will be oblong holes and round holes, so a hole saw won’t do for everything. I tried a tile cutting bit in a Dremel before I put the boat in storage, but that was barely workable... would love suggestions.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:28 PM
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In the middle of reworking the shroud for the console... plastic is pretty clouded up and almost unusable...
Also need to get a new Lexan windshield... I had kinda forgotten about that and these pics reminded me!
Please post a picture of the Lexan windshield.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Its02003 View Post
I had some holes to cut in the spring. What are you guys using to cut this think fiberglass in a circular fashion? These will be oblong holes and round holes, so a hole saw wonít do for everything. I tried a tile cutting bit in a Dremel before I put the boat in storage, but that was barely workable... would love suggestions.
This works fine for me:
Dewalt cut-out rotary tool

Use masking tape where the hole will be.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:46 PM
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Notice the pretty heavy scratching in the center of the front of the windshield... they are micro scratches which wonít buff out
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Its02003 View Post
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In the middle of reworking the shroud for the console... plastic is pretty clouded up and almost unusable...
Also need to get a new Lexan windshield... I had kinda forgotten about that and these pics reminded me!
I may be able to help you out...... If you're interested. I don't use it any more.


Let me know if you can see this pic. It's on my Photobucket site and I think it's public enough. The wings come out from the console as you can see. It's complete and in good shape (pretty much as you see it in the pic as I have never put it back on the boat since I've owned it).
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Originally Posted by Its02003 View Post
I had some holes to cut in the spring. What are you guys using to cut this think fiberglass in a circular fashion? These will be oblong holes and round holes, so a hole saw wonít do for everything. I tried a tile cutting bit in a Dremel before I put the boat in storage, but that was barely workable... would love suggestions.
Regardless of what you use (and I've drilled into mine), start the drill in reverse to grind away the gelcoat. This prevents it from splintering and fracturing.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by HS2300 View Post
Please post a picture of the Lexan windshield.
Try going to greatlakesskipper.com

They have a variety of windshields from other boats that may fit.

Also try

updplastics.com

boatwindshieldrepair.com

getaboatwindshield.com
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Notice the pretty heavy scratching in the center of the front of the windshield... they are micro scratches which wonít buff out
Are you sure they won't buff out? I had a similar issue and I wet sanded them starting with 80 grit down to 3000 and got it good as new. Take it off and start with a small section and see. A new windshield will be about $500 so might be worth a try.
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I may be able to help you out...... If you're interested. I don't use it any more.


Let me know if you can see this pic. It's on my Photobucket site and I think it's public enough. The wings come out from the console as you can see. It's complete and in good shape (pretty much as you see it in the pic as I have never put it back on the boat since I've owned it).
How much?
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by SeaBassHWD View Post
Are you sure they won't buff out? I had a similar issue and I wet sanded them starting with 80 grit down to 3000 and got it good as new. Take it off and start with a small section and see. A new windshield will be about $500 so might be worth a try.
Well.. youíve got me intrigued. Iíll pop by storage this weekend and pull the windshield off... if it fixes it, Iíll be a very happy camper
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Originally Posted by SeaBassHWD View Post
Are you sure they won't buff out? I had a similar issue and I wet sanded them starting with 80 grit down to 3000 and got it good as new. Take it off and start with a small section and see. A new windshield will be about $500 so might be worth a try.
You started with 80 grit ? Good god man. Talk about creating work.
If you`ve got scratches that deep, trash the windshield.
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Had a 2000 20' Vector and really liked it. Went up to a '02 2596 about 3 years ago. Has twin F225s and Rev 4 props. Re-wired the entire boat, new LED lighting all the way around, super heavy dual-ram Lenco tabs, dual 12" MFDs, radome, etc. etc. Really love the ride and these are tough boats. Only thing I have not enjoyed is the bilge access. Doing the re-wire in the bilge was really bad. Here is a pic of the new dash and electronics layout. Was having a hard time with the electronics box so went with a flat 3/4" starboard panel for the 12" MFDs.
This reminded me of another pending project... the dash and all the gauges: Iím considering replacing them with a MFD. I have the analog converter for the engine data, and the wiring for the console gauges and switches is in terrible shape anyways.

Anyone have more pictures of work theyíve done like this?
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Originally Posted by rzotti View Post
You started with 80 grit ? Good god man. Talk about creating work.
If you`ve got scratches that deep, trash the windshield.
Yup. Wasn't that bad. I used a cheap harbor freight orbital sander. If the crazing isn't that deep, then a finer grit can be used. I did a similar method to this: Remove plexiglass scratches

I couldn't even see through it since the crazing was pretty deep.
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I have a 2000 212cc and havenít been able to find a solid community around this (these) hull(s).

Any interest in having one here?
Iím in ! I have a 1993 2000cc . Favorite boat Iíve ever owned
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