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1965 HydroSwift 3 years 2 months ago #110116

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I have been working on refinishing a 1965 HydroSwift. It appears to have been painted several times so I sanded it down to the original coat (or below in a few spots) and giving her a new fresh coat of life. I used Rustoleum Marine TopSide but still need to apply the anti-fouling paint on the bottom. The seats were in pretty bad shape so I have ordered new seats. The windshield was cracked pretty badly and became a full on break when I removed it. Anyone know where to find a good windshield? I just need to buy new screws and blots to put all the accessories back on and she should be ready to go.

I am by no means a professional painter but when she is completely back together she should look good enough to give the family a great time on the water once again.

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Re:1965 HydroSwift 3 years 2 months ago #110117

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trying to figure out how to post the pics

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Re:1965 HydroSwift 3 years 2 months ago #110120

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apparently I am not smart enough to figure out how to successfully post pics. Appears my files are too large. So I'll post some pics when I figure this thing out.

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Re:1965 HydroSwift 3 years 2 months ago #110121

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Think I figured it out!
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Re:1965 HydroSwift 3 years 2 months ago #110123

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Re:1965 HydroSwift 3 years 2 months ago #110140

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Welcome aboard, glad to have you join us. Looks like your project is coming along nicely. Since you already have the frame, replacing the plexiglass or polycarbonate is definitely a DIY job. There is an article in the Research - Restoration section (button ant the top of the page here) that tells how to go about it. Looking forward to more progress reports and pics.

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Re:1965 HydroSwift 3 years 2 months ago #110164

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Thanks for the reply Mark! I looked over the windshield restoration and he definitely makes it look easy. I had been thinking of doing something similar to that but was a little nervous to do so. After reading that I think I will give it a try.

Greg

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Re:1965 HydroSwift 3 years 2 months ago #110166

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It's not that hard Gene, especially if you have a pattern or the old one to copy it off of. I did one for my GT-150 a couple years ago from a pattern with 1/8" polycarbonate. The local sign shop sold me an end piece they had left over, had UV treatment on one side - about $80.

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Re:1965 HydroSwift 3 years 1 week ago #112569

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Here are some updated pics of the 65 Hydroswift. She still needs a bit of tuning on the motor but she is getting there.

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