Fully Preserved 1972 Hydrodyne Ski Boat Roars to Life! Wow!

What a fantastic experience! Having completed her complete preservation that included entirely new transom, engine mounts, interior flooring, seats and instruments; as well as rebuilding her 318 Super Bee II Chrysler V8, and removing and rebuilding gelcoat on the entire length of the hull below the gunwales.

Watch as she emerges from the shop, preservation complete:

Watch her roaring on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury, VT with owner, Angelo Lynn, at the helm:

Words can hardly be found to describe what it feels like doing “only” 40 MPH in a boat having about 14 inches of freeboard! (She has a much higher top end, but the engine needs some run-in hours on it first.)