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    Default 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    Hey all just want to say what a waterfull world of info I've received from the other posts. Bought this boat 2 weeks ago,things done new 3/4 oak plywood front fishin deck dash panel and rod storage cover both sides painted with ext.stain. Bow mounted trolling motor 40pd minnkotta its what i had with removable bracket and lowance x96 sonar flasher with trolling transducer. Powrtran tilt and trim for awsome running 1984 50hp johnson that came with boat.Automatic bilge pump switch , i/e previous owner "nope dont leak" replaced 82 3/16 .33 capped aluminum rivets hint if ya need them go to graingers need to have business to business sales but $12 for 250 cured 90% of leaks fished 3 hrs w/out bilge running once ,gallon of gluvit waiting for warmer days as it is 19 degrees right now. "prayin for laid in foam" deck is soft will use 3/4" ext ply from lowes Im 260# so no 1/2". also rewired with new fuse box,bow and stern light,optimax battery,and good battery that came with boat,4 hp Gamefisher kicker motor gives plenty of clearance mounted right to transom but would love to find a removable kicker motor mount as this boat will be used on inland lake more then for trolling. Boat has several 3/8 channel brackets already installed which my handlineing reels mount right too. Have had boat down to Trenton channel once burrrrr and no fish. Wanted one of these boats forever. Bought this for $1,300 another $300 for trim and $64 ply and stain $115 gluvit and figure 3 sheets of ply at $27 foam cost? and carpet or rhino lining. Great site great info and thanks to all those who put in the hard work b4 me so i dint have to think just went and did. Capt. King James of the THRONE P.S. anyone want to help put in 140 feet of dock temp is now 21

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    Welcome to the forum. Ill start the popcorn while you get some pictures loaded up.

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by King James View Post
    Bought this boat 2 weeks ago
    What boat? Where? I can't see it!!! Ah man!

    Hey, welcome James!

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    Saw your post in my thread so I came looking for yours. No pics? You better remedy that! Welcome, sounds like a nice rig.

    Definitely check into marine vinyl for your floor covering. I'm a big fan of mine.
    1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restoration-building-hull-repair/18-starcraft-supersport-restoration-357767.html
    1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-boats/ezmobees-1966-jupiter-338633.html sold

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    Welcome to the site King

    I'd recommend getting Arauco ext ply from Menard's or Lowe's. It costs a bit more than the crappy ext ply but it's worth every penny.

    140' of dock would leave room for quite a few Starcrafts to tie up, sounds like a party to me.

    Good luck with the project.

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    how do you add pics

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    There are instructions on the non-boating technical topics section.

    Most of us created an album on photobucket.com and link to there from here.
    1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
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    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    A gallon of gluvit a single quart can will do the seams and rivets on a 16 footer. Have fun
    This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
    Please, shop iboats first!!


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    Hello and welcome your highness Wheres the pics?? A gallon of gluvit ??? I ordered a quart for my 18' and its on backorder? Is this some kind of gluvit conspiracy ?

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    Last edited by ezmobee; April 1st, 2011 at 07:47 AM. Reason: Fixed your pictures

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    Thats a mighty nice SS and a good parking job as well Sure doesn't look like it needs much, I'll be happy if my mariner looks that good when I'm done.

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    where ya at in the mighty land of the great pastie Im a negaunee native but moved away shortly after my birth but lots of family still there

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    Nice looking SS. Sounds like a fun project. Should be alot of fun when its finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by King James View Post
    where ya at in the mighty land of the great pastie Im a negaunee native but moved away shortly after my birth but lots of family still there
    I'm in Lanse have a daughter (and grandaughter ) in Marquette so go through Negaunee often

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    forgot to mention gps top speed 30.2mph but that was trimmed way up all the way down 28.2 not bad for two cylinder 50 hp pic of powrtran tilt rim http://www.flickr.com/photos/61232644@N05/5585216545/

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    Yeah 30MPH is damn respectable for a twin cyl 50.
    1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
    1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    I know the restoration is not complete but then this was bought as usable so is is first of what I hope are many fish landed http://www.flickr.com/photos/6123264...05/5602824130/

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    Nice eye, I chase those too!
    " we all got it commin kid..."

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    As my old pal Jas says - "Fish porn is always appropriate." Especially from a Starcraft!


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    You've got some beauties there!

    That one walleye would have ended up with lung cancer with a smoking habit like that, might as well make a fish sammich out of her.

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    Default Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

    I had a real crappie easter few more picshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/61232644@N05/5651725498/http://www.flickr.com/photos/61232644@N05/5651156679/ hope everyone had as good as me and god bless

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