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Old 12-04-2017, 08:13 PM
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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?
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:15 AM
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I've got a 24 vector. Would be nice to be able to compare notes with other owners. I'm just not sure how many of us are out there.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:40 AM
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I`ll play. 25 Express here.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:49 AM
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Iím in. Iíve got a 1992, 22í center console. Bought it new. While the original HydraSport is no longer around, I think the boats are highly regarded and there is a following.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:10 AM
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2005 HS 24cc Vector here. Boat is a beast. Wish they still made them in, would love a 26cc. New custom boats are awesome.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:34 AM
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I've had 3... probably end up with one again... I'm in.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:52 AM
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I'm in, 2800 Vector.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:55 AM
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Sounds good !

Have have my 230CC for 9 for 9 years.
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I'm in 2000, 2796 Vector. Love the boat, heavy beast for sure!!
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:01 PM
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I'm in with a 2013 2300 CC Vector with a a Yamaha F300.

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Old 12-05-2017, 05:30 PM
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I bought mine this year, love it so far, but 4 months of New England boating isnít really adequate ďbreak-inĒ so Iím sure Iíll 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!

Iíll be fixing that either this week before winterizing her or in the spring.

Otherwise Iíve 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.

Iíll post some pictures.

Anyone have anything theyíve learned ďtricksĒ wise for these hulls? Bad wiring choices? Courtesy light additions? Console work?
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I bought mine this year, love it so far, but 4 months of New England boating isnít really adequate ďbreak-inĒ so Iím sure Iíll 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!

Iíll be fixing that either this week before winterizing her or in the spring.

Otherwise Iíve 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.

Iíll post some pictures.

Anyone have anything theyíve learned ďtricksĒ wise for these hulls? Bad wiring choices? Courtesy light additions? Console work?

Its02003..

Where in NE are you located?
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I'm removing the electronics box and have a piece of 3/4" starboard that I will put in it's place. The electronics box would not support 12" displays. I initially planned on modifying the electronics box, and made a wooden mockup, but because the mounting surface is recessed, the MFDs took up a lot of head room inside the console.

About a month or two ago, I removed the vinyl from every piece of upholstery (except the bow cushions and the transom seat0 and sent it in to be remade. Once I got the new vinyl back, I put it all back together and it was pretty straight forward. I opted for flat vinyl, instead of the pleated vinyl to give the boat a more modern look. Cost was $1000.

I recently derigged and removed my motor. Thanks to the cable run that goes from the center console to the bilge, this was very easy. One thing I did notice was the lower 2 mounting bolts had backing plates on them that didn't sit quite right between the cap and the transom, and were probably putting some undue stress on the area. I've also got a couple of small stress cracks on the splashwell side of the transom that seem totally cosmetic that I need to take care of.

My only complaint so far is I have some light gelcoat crazing that I need to take care of and a few stress cracks, as well as a number of tiny cracks in the nonskid behind the leaning post (think this was from wet leaves sitting or something). Pretty minor complaints for a 17 year old boat. The hull from the rub rail down still looks brand new.

I also did a compound, polish, and wax this weekend. I used a combination of shurhold products and presta products. I have to say the presta products are worth the extra cost, and I am very impressed with their results. That being said, if you are ok with a good looking finish and want to skip the polishing step, shurhold buffmagic really is a pretty good all in one type product.

I will be replacing all of my gas shocks soon. I will post what sizes and where I sourced them. Prices seem to be all over the place.

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Where in NE are you located?
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I have an 04 2400 Vector with 300 HPDI. Love the boat so far and added 2 x 9" Garmin displays. I could have gone bigger but 9" is good with me.

I also replaced all the starboard side hoses in the bilge. Was not too bad to do. For the port side, I might have to add some hatches to access the thruhulls.

While I was in the bilge area, I added a second 2000gph bilge pump in the second step as well as a high water alarm. Was very easy to do.

Next thing on my list is a re-power. I'm thinking twin Merc 150s or the new Zuke 350. Decisions decisions...
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Some links to the stuff I installed, I’ll snap some pictures soon and post those as well:

Latches: Boat Locker Hatch Anti-Rattle Latch Fastener Clamp-4 3/8" Marine Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011IN06WY?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Cup holders: Amarine-made 4pcs Stainless Steel Cup Drink Holder with Drain Marine Boat Rv Camper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0097MF4DU?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

LED lights I installed in the gunwale holders facing down: Tree Leds Marine Led Light Courtesy & Utility Strip for Boats 12 Volts Blue Lens (Pack of 2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5HAWY9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_B.2jAbH9TJ46E

Btw, at this point as I’m pasting these, I want you to know I don’t work for amazon nor are these affiliate links I make money off of, I guess I’m just addicted to Amazon... These are just some of the creature comforts I needed to make the boat a bit more solid/usable as both a family and fishing machine.

Also had cushions made for the whole boat (including bow) this summer. Price was pretty reasonable and the approval from the wife has made all the difference $-wise.

Add in the new canvas top from the classifieds here and I’m feeling pretty good about 2018. Just need to get the plotter/sounder and trim tabs this winter and I’ll be done ruining my wallet over this boat until the engine goes
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I've also got a couple of small stress cracks on the splashwell side of the transom that seem totally cosmetic that I need to take care of..
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Do they look like this?
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:43 AM
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I'm in. 1999 2000 vector with 200 Johnson. Bought as project boat for my son and I.
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Here's mine. It's above the mounting bolts backing plate, at the very top of the transom. I read on tht, from a guy who worked for HS, that the splashwell side of the transom was thin. While, I've got the motor off, I'll grind the cracks down, see what's what.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:57 AM
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Btw, my 2000 2390 has 69 hrs on it. Unfortunately it sat partially covered for 10 years or so. It's nice that it has so few hours, but you know what sitting up does to a boat.

One thing I was really curious about is if anyone has had to replace a gas tank yet?
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