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Old    SS (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       09-30-2010, 6:54 PM Reply   
Does anyone know anything about the hydrodyne v-drives? Any opinions?
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-30-2010, 7:42 PM Reply   
What year? I don't recall any in the 90s. Anything in the last 10 yrs or so is a rebadged Calabria.
Old    SS (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       09-30-2010, 7:58 PM Reply   
I think 1998
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-30-2010, 9:08 PM Reply   
NADA doesn't even show that Hydrodyne made boats from 1997 to 2000. 96 and earlier they only made 2 models I think. A direct drive open bow and direct drive closed bow. From 01 to 03 they were rebadged Calabria's. If it is an 01 it would be the same boat as a Calabria Pro V.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-30-2010, 9:13 PM Reply   
Some research found me this boat. I have never heard of or seen one.

http://boats.iboats.com/97-hydrodyne...rs/684170.html
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-30-2010, 10:39 PM Reply   
Yea, what Brett said.....

Wild lookin v-drive. I've never seen or heard of it myself. 1997, they were pretty cutting edge for the day.
Old    SS (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-01-2010, 5:22 AM Reply   
That's the one I saw. Had never seen anything like it before.
Old    Meathead (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-01-2010, 8:24 AM Reply   
I remember seeing a Hydrodyne V drive at one of the West Coast Boat shows in January of 07....if I recall, the company stopped production towards the end of 06, so there must have been very few of those V drives built.

That being said, the mid 90's Dynes were well built, hi quality boats. They used good materials, PCM power, and were marketed as "luxury" ski boats.
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-01-2010, 8:43 AM Reply   
By 07, Bob J of Calabria owned the Hydrodyne name & the old molds to the 90s boats. Actually by about 00 or 01. Hence the fact they were using the same molds & ideas in both Calabria & Hydrodyne. But he just didn't have the cash flow for 2 squandering companies.
Old    Craig F (craig_f)      Join Date: Feb 2008       10-02-2010, 9:19 PM Reply   
Well you gotta like the GT-40....

After that this one screams TEST DRIVE could be a slalom hull made to look like a family I/O

Could be the unsung v-drive version of the nautique 2001 or a masteraft 206 clone.

only one way to find out.
Old    Meathead (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-03-2010, 8:17 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by meathead65 View Post
I remember seeing a Hydrodyne V drive at one of the West Coast Boat shows in January of 07....if I recall, the company stopped production towards the end of 06, so there must have been very few of those V drives built.

That being said, the mid 90's Dynes were well built, hi quality boats. They used good materials, PCM power, and were marketed as "luxury" ski boats.
Sorry...i just realized I was off by a decade...I meant to say 1997 shows where I saw a Dyne V Drive....and that the original Hydrodyne stopped building in late 1996, if I recall.
Old    SS (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-03-2010, 9:28 AM Reply   
Size is going to be difficult to determine on this thing given the molded swim platform.
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-03-2010, 11:48 AM Reply   
Nothing difficult about it. It's a 22'6" boat. But 2' of that is the swimstep. So it's going to be more like the interior of a 20' boat with a bolt on swimstep.

Dash is nice. Not sure I care for the twin capt seats though. Maybe if their both on swivels.
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       10-03-2010, 1:59 PM Reply   
That thing looks like a turd.
Old    Meathead (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-03-2010, 3:14 PM Reply   
I'd be curious to know how it runs....20 foot V Drive running surface, what appears to be a middle of the road amount of deadrise, full size trim tabs stock.

With a GT 40 in a 20 foot running surface, I doubt it's a slug.

In other ads, I can count a couple tracking fins, so it might handle quite well if you remember it's only 20.5 or so feet in the water.
Old    schooledrider (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-03-2010, 5:39 PM Reply   
There's one at my lake, only used by the family for recreation. They are build like tanks, very high quality boats.
Old    SS (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-30-2011, 6:31 AM Reply   
Your boat is the one I was posting about last fall! Looks nice.
Old    Chris Walker (redsupralaunch)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-30-2011, 8:03 AM Reply   
Beware - Hours on this boat have been rolled. Must think we are all stupid. He is trolling on wakeboarder trying to unload this too - as rider9999


Read post history from rider999 on wakeboarder.com

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Originally Posted by rider9999
I have a 97 Hydrodyne Nexstar V-drive. It has the PCM Pro-Boss Gt-40 351 motor.
Puts out a nice wake for skiing or wakeboarding depending on the position of the hydraulic trim tabs. I bought the boat used for 21,500 w/ 300 hrs on it in 2006. It now has over 700 hrs on it and runs great. EFI really makes it nice. :mrgreen:

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