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    Hyrdrodyne Helm Refresh

    • Year: 1995 Brand: Other (include in description) Model / Trim: Closed Bow DD Cost: (unspecified) DIY or Professional Install: Professional Install Installation Shop: Mikes Liquid Audio

    Not a huge project. My buddy picked up a mid 90's Hydrodyne closed bow DD this winter. Really good shape for its age. 

    The dash hood vinyl had been removed and the helm panel and gauges were in rough shape. Both speedo pickups need replaced, oil pressure sender for gauge had been tossed in place of a manual gauge laid on top of the engine. 

    We had the hood re-skinned by J&J Upholstery right across the street from me. The boat owner took the gauge panel and did some fab work on it to fit the new gauges (not all were an exact fit as the old), eliminated the clock and make the hole smaller to fit a dual USB charge port with meter. Once that was done, we wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl. 

    Gauge package included 2 new speedo, tach, fuel, volt, oil and temp. 

    Still working on getting an accurate oil pressure reading. Right now, the gauge pegs at 80, so still trying to find the correct sender

    Single battery setup that had a large parasitic drain. Traced it to head unit. Added an ON-OFF battery switch, so problem solved as everything else about the head unit works. 

    Two new speedo pickups and vacuum tubing run for the new gauges. 

    Also re-skinned the glove box lid to match the dash hood.

    Other then getting the proper oil sender, she's ready for lake test. 


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    Having the part and wrap warm really helps. Set in the sun or in a warm room. Large pieces like that are easier with 2 people. One to hold and peel while the other smooths out. A plastic bondo spreader work great for laying down and pushing out any bobbles. . 

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