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suedv
01-02-2008, 11:19 PM
We're keeping our ProStar for family boating and we're adding another boat to the family collection. Rick will drive this hydrodyne twin rig for ski team stuff (the ski club reimburses owners for use of their boats). We have a little bit of restoration work to do, but this boat's really in pretty good condition already.

Everyone on the team is quite excited because this boat will add to what we can do in our shows next year. :cool:

This is a picture of the boat on the water.

cbryan70
01-02-2008, 11:20 PM
if the engines go let me know...i can work otu a deal for ya

suedv
01-02-2008, 11:22 PM
We met up with Whitedog in Wisconsin to look at the boat.

We aren't going to be able to pick it up until the spring because it's in storage right now.

suedv
01-02-2008, 11:23 PM
Here's one more picture of the boat.

cbryan70
01-02-2008, 11:23 PM
yami is making 350hp engines now!!!! :-)

suedv
01-02-2008, 11:26 PM
if the engines go let me know...i can work otu a deal for ya

The engines are from 1996 but the power heads are much newer. They have about 100 hours on them. We'll keep you in mind if we have a problem.

cbryan70
01-02-2008, 11:27 PM
hopefully you wont! but if any of the ski team boats do let me know!

Sodar
01-02-2008, 11:28 PM
if the engines go let me know...i can work otu a deal for ya

yami is making 350hp engines now!!!! :-)

Lay off the sales gig for a little bit!!!



AWESOME Boat Sue!

We had a 1996 Hydrodyne... it was a great boat!

RickDV
01-02-2008, 11:29 PM
yami is making 350hp engines now!!!! :-)

That's crazy power! I saw some Merc 350s on the Rock Aqua Jays twin rig.

The 200's are a better fit for what we need. Anything more and we move into a large block and run the risk of overpowering the transom.

Sodar
01-02-2008, 11:31 PM
Do they run bow ballast tanks to help offset bow rise?

RickDV
01-02-2008, 11:35 PM
Do they run bow ballast tanks to help offset bow rise?

This boat has 200# of lead weight in the bow (as well as the gas tank.) Some teams run up to 800# or 1000# in the bow. I hate to think what that does when towing down the road.

I think Sue has a picture of one of the lead ballast bags.

suedv
01-02-2008, 11:36 PM
This boat has 200# of lead weight in the bow (as well as the gas tank.) Some teams run up to 800# or 1000# in the bow. I hate to think what that does when towing down the road.

I think Sue has a picture of one of the lead ballast bags.

Of course, I have pictures of most everything on my computer. ;)

Sodar
01-02-2008, 11:44 PM
This boat has 200# of lead weight in the bow (as well as the gas tank.) Some teams run up to 800# or 1000# in the bow. I hate to think what that does when towing down the road.

I think Sue has a picture of one of the lead ballast bags.

Got ya! Do they run tabs too?

RickDV
01-02-2008, 11:57 PM
Got ya! Do they run tabs too?

From the looks of those props I would say that boat is rigged for racing and trim tabs would be important. Not so much in show skiing. At the slower speeds needed for show skiing it is better to use the trim/tilt and the throttles. The RAJ team has one boat rigged with tabs and they do not work out so well for them.

03 35th Anniversary
01-03-2008, 12:12 AM
Nice Boat..... Looks like ya'll will put it to good use....

Too Bad MasterCraft doesn't make something like that.....

whitedog
01-03-2008, 08:01 AM
Rick and Sue, glad to hear you got the deal worked out. Had a nice time meeting Rick and Sue again. :)
Your team will have a great additional tow boat this year.

chudson
01-03-2008, 10:14 AM
Great lookin boat Sue, wish you and your crew the best with it!!!

6ballsisall
01-03-2008, 10:17 AM
That thing is wicked cool Sue!! Whats it 0-36 mph speed?

T Scott
01-03-2008, 10:19 AM
Cool Boat! Have a ton of fun!

Hollywood
01-03-2008, 11:25 AM
Cool boat, when is Erk going to get his?

You probably are already aware of this site, www.hydrodyners.com, but if not definitely register over there that will be your best online resource for those boats.

Sodar
01-03-2008, 12:29 PM
From the looks of those props I would say that boat is rigged for racing and trim tabs would be important. Not so much in show skiing. At the slower speeds needed for show skiing it is better to use the trim/tilt and the throttles. The RAJ team has one boat rigged with tabs and they do not work out so well for them.

Yeah, definitely rigged for racing, but the tabs real help to keep the bow down in the 0-30 mile per hour range and then really help stop the boat from chine walking in the 30-80 mile per hour range.

shepherd
01-03-2008, 12:47 PM
Wow Sue, that is a clean, sharp-looking boat. Congrats!

Prostar Rich
01-03-2008, 01:34 PM
That boat is used by the ski team up on Lauderdale Lakes WI. I have a home on that set of lakes. I am sure that the boat was well maintained. Did you purchase the boat through the marina? I wonder what tow boat the ski team will use this season?

Prostar Rich

RickDV
01-03-2008, 01:43 PM
That thing is wicked cool Sue!! Whats it 0-36 mph speed?

I couldn't tell you. I'll bet if I tried a hot start like that I would dump a load of skiers right off the dock.

It will be fun to find out how fast it's hole shot is (without skiers, of course!):D

suedv
01-03-2008, 01:50 PM
That boat is used by the ski team up on Lauderdale Lakes WI. I have a home on that set of lakes. I am sure that the boat was well maintained. Did you purchase the boat through the marina? I wonder what tow boat the ski team will use this season?

Prostar Rich

We're buying it from the team. They are buying an inboard to take it's place.

Jerseydave
01-03-2008, 08:00 PM
I saw a boat rigged just like that years ago at the Oxbow ski show in Mass. The driver trimmed the engine all the way in and hit the throttles....................WOW! 0-60 was incredible! (I think like 4.5 seconds or so, quicker than a Corvette!) I was impressed!

He also did a demo by trimming the engines way out and feathering the throttles to make the boat stand almost straight up!

suedv
01-03-2008, 08:14 PM
I saw a boat rigged just like that years ago at the Oxbow ski show in Mass. The driver trimmed the engine all the way in and hit the throttles....................WOW! 0-60 was incredible! (I think like 4.5 seconds or so, quicker than a Corvette!) I was impressed!

He also did a demo by trimming the engines way out and feathering the throttles to make the boat stand almost straight up!

Did they do something like this? Mad City from Wisconsin does this at the end of their shows.

j2nh
01-03-2008, 09:14 PM
Acceleration in these boats is frightening. I drive our clubs boat from time to time with twin 225 Rudes and it will absolutely launch the spotter from the seat if you nail it. Takes a lot of time at the wheel to keep the speed constant and deliver a good pull.

fintek9
01-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Sue, And the tower comes when???????:cool:jk

Nice, The club should really enjoy this new toy for sure! I see good pics to come!!

whitedog
01-03-2008, 10:40 PM
That thing is wicked cool Sue!! Whats it 0-36 mph speed?
With the twinn 200s this boat should do 0-36 in < 3 sec. as said previous they will dump an unprepaired spotter out of their seat.

These boats are the tow trucks of the show ski world. Proped corectly will pull blds down but top end is around 50 - 55 mph. They get real scarry to drive much over 55. Round bottom boat with very little keel. They do have tracking fins to help.

suedv
01-03-2008, 11:08 PM
After reading your posts up above, I've already decided I'm NOT going out in the boat the first time Rick drives it. :D

You guys have me thinking that I'll let him dump our son or one of his friends off the observer seat as he gets used to it. :eek3: :shocked: :steering:

Monte
01-03-2008, 11:35 PM
Oh come on sue.. Be adventurous...:D

Nice ride folks.. I bet it't be fun to drive:cool:

GKramerT5
05-28-2008, 01:35 AM
Hey that boat looks familiar! Bought that from my team, good luck this year!

jenglin
05-28-2008, 04:07 PM
A couple of years ago my old team purchased a triple rig. Talk about Power! It was equipped with 2-225 hp on the outsides and a 200hp in the middle. We were cruising around the lake at about 35 mph and the driver said "hang on", he put the throttles down and the boat jumped out of the water dang near tossing me out the rear end of the boat. What a ride! It's not the easiest thing to drive. We have #1500lbs in the bow of our boat and it trailers really nice.