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1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

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  • 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

    Well, here it goes. Rick said that the only way I could actually join the club was to start a post and put up pictures. This is the first time I have attempted to redo a boat and this site has been a major help to me so far and I know it will continue to be that as I tear this thing apart and rebuild it. It isn't pretty but it came with a 140hp Evinrude that runs fine and a galvanized trailer, all for $500. My wife is still shaking her head. The purpose was for my kids to help in the rebuild, especially the tear out. The most excited of the bunch is my 8 yr old son who initially wanted to tear the floor out with an axe, is that excitement or what? His excitement got the best of him and he did manage to partially re-orient the passenger console/windshield before I was able to say NO! The good thing is you put a screw driver in his hands and he takes apart anything, and everything, that is near him. My 12 yr old daughter is the other part of the crew. Although she spends most of her time deciding which friends will get to go for boat rides, she is the real muscle in the tear out. My wife actually took off the first bolt so we are up and running. The goal is to be in the water by late September, we shall see. Currently we have put about 5 hours into it and have it gutted down to the deck. The gas tank is out, which was a fiasco, but the goal now is to lift the motor onto the engine stand, tear out the transom, remove the deck, and get it to the welder. I look forward to all of the advice and encouragement I can get........So where do I pay my dues?

    Here is how it looked when I got it.




    [IMG]http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy334/psycyou/DSC03583.jpg
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    After 3 1/2 hours of tear out!



    So far, except for the top rails, gunnels, there is no visible corrosion. What I have looked at under the deck is fine as well. My fingers are crossed.

    This evening my son earned his keep. He was the socket wrench man as we removed all of the rub rail bolts. An interesting thing I noticed when we removed the rub rail, almost all of the rivets that attach the top to the sides of the boat were sheared off. It was off the the hardware store for a rivet tool after that. I decided to replace all of those rivets on both sides. Has anyone had to do this before and if so, do you recommend putting 5200 between the top and sides where they meet before riveting, or is that overkill. I do have a habit of over-engineering. We got finished with all of this and my son said, man, I hope we don't have to do that again....let's go get a slurpee. I hope to post more pics soon.

    Keith


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    Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

    Keith welcome to the club . Remember I am the only one who has to pay dues and Kev has me paid up for the first 2 years . That looks like a great project and I am still looking for a decent one local to me in the 19-22' range.



    Rick
    Current Resto Project
    1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


    Starcraft owners be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread .


    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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    • #3
      Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

      So you think Kev will pay me up for a year or two as well? I tell you, I have only put a little time into it at this point, but it has been great. I think I truly have the fever.....my wife just rolls her eyes. Thanks for the encouragement.

      Keith

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      • #4
        Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

        LOL Keith I have so far managed to strip my boat to the bare hull prime and paint one side and tonight I managed to Zinc prime the other side with any luck I may get primer on her tomorrow . I would bet kev will take care of your dues between his gig with the CIA and the whole light bulb thing he's swimming in it LOL.


        Rick
        Current Resto Project
        1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


        Starcraft owners be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread .


        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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        • #5
          Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

          Good luck with the restoration and the September deadline. It should be fun having the whole family envolved.

          I know what you mean with the wife rolling the eyes.

          I would use a 100% silicone caulk instead of 5200. You will play havoc if you have to remove the top for any major repairs like transom replacement. For what it's worth, I heard that PL Premium is a good (and cheaper) substitute for 5200 and is available at stores like Home Depot.
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          Restoration Link: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=325296

          1973 Silverline Comoro 16-1/2 T w/150 HP Mercury "Tower of Power"

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          • #6
            Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

            Red one of the Joys of being a member of the Starcraft ( Tinny ) club is knowing you will never have to remove the cap to replace the transom .


            Rick
            Current Resto Project
            1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


            Starcraft owners be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread .


            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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              Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

              Originally posted by Rickairmedic View Post
              LOL Keith I have so far managed to strip my boat to the bare hull prime and paint one side and tonight I managed to Zinc prime the other side with any luck I may get primer on her tomorrow . I would bet kev will take care of your dues between his gig with the CIA and the whole light bulb thing he's swimming in it LOL.


              Rick
              Keith..I'll cover you..Very happy that it's a family project, Thats the American way, boating builds families (ok, it can tear some apart too..)

              Now Rick..do I look like a CIA guy??? Oh...I may be in Cuba in a few months for work..btw
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              1968 Starcraft 18 ft HOLIDAY-V
              120 HP Merc I/O

              And........

              1978 Starcraft SS18/70hp Johnson Eggbeater

              my resto thread here http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=304356

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                Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

                Kev do enough peaple in Cuba actually have electricity to actually need light Bulbs .


                Rick
                Current Resto Project
                1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

                http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


                Starcraft owners be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread .


                http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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                  Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

                  lol..yep..In fact here is one of the hotels in Havana, The Plaza Hotel.
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                  1968 Starcraft 18 ft HOLIDAY-V
                  120 HP Merc I/O

                  And........

                  1978 Starcraft SS18/70hp Johnson Eggbeater

                  my resto thread here http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=304356

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

                    A 21' SuperSport with a running 140 Evinrude and a galvanized trailer???? Way to go and buy my dream boat. And then you gotta say you got it for only $500? I don't know if I can stay in this thread....

                    1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
                    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767
                    1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
                    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

                      Originally posted by CheapboatKev View Post
                      Keith..I'll cover you..Very happy that it's a family project, Thats the American way, boating builds families (ok, it can tear some apart too..)

                      Now Rick..do I look like a CIA guy??? Oh...I may be in Cuba in a few months for work..btw
                      i thought americans couldnt go to cuba??

                      Originally posted by ezmobee View Post
                      A 21' SuperSport with a running 140 Evinrude and a galvanized trailer???? Way to go and buy my dream boat. And then you gotta say you got it for only $500? I don't know if I can stay in this thread....

                      my thoughts exactly.

                      keith, looks good. i have to say, my project is a 16' starcraft jupiter,, and it has been sooooo easy so far! im on track for a 1 month resto, start to finish (includes new foam, deck, transom, paint and repower). if you have the time, you should be on the water for late september. are you going to paint too? the existing paint looks to be in good shape...
                      1970 Starcraft Jupiter closed bow to open bow modification
                      1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16' restore
                      Starcraft pic thread
                      It's not "Just an old Starcraft". It's a vintage piece of American Marine History

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                        Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

                        Ezmobee, I may need you to talk to my wife at some point. She is not completely sure what a deal it was. I did have to agree to no more neighborhood BBQs (I am the local pig and rib cooker) and to no more volunteer work and to finish her list of jobs in the house before starting on the boat. I agreed and the last of the list was finished a few days ago so it is all down hill from here.

                        Andy, the process is the get the boat to the welder within a week so that he can fix a small hole while I am at Hatteras on vacation. Once I get the boat back, I will put in the new transom, then flip, sand and paint. Once that paint is done it will be deck and up. I am thinking about using the Interlux Brightside (I think that is what it is called) on top of Interlux primer and ZC primer. The boat will be trailered so I thought I would be OK with a one part poly. It is possible I might be in the water sooner, but I wanted to give myself a reasonable window. It sounds like you are going to be a little ahead of me though.

                        Keith

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

                          Kev, by the way. I am down to my last two Montecristo #2's. If you are going to be in country??????

                          Keith

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

                            Originally posted by Floyd M View Post
                            Ezmobee, I may need you to talk to my wife at some point. She is not completely sure what a deal it was. I did have to agree to no more neighborhood BBQs (I am the local pig and rib cooker) and to no more volunteer work and to finish her list of jobs in the house before starting on the boat. I agreed and the last of the list was finished a few days ago so it is all down hill from here.

                            Andy, the process is the get the boat to the welder within a week so that he can fix a small hole while I am at Hatteras on vacation. Once I get the boat back, I will put in the new transom, then flip, sand and paint. Once that paint is done it will be deck and up. I am thinking about using the Interlux Brightside (I think that is what it is called) on top of Interlux primer and ZC primer. The boat will be trailered so I thought I would be OK with a one part poly. It is possible I might be in the water sooner, but I wanted to give myself a reasonable window. It sounds like you are going to be a little ahead of me though.

                            Keith
                            I used interlux brightside... although it is 10 + years old... shook it good and it came out good.

                            I think it came out so good even though its high quality paint applied in a low quality manner... i rolled it on, and rolled lightly over it to break up the fish eyes. but i got a very orange peel texture to it, hopefully wetsanding with 2000 grit will help it out.

                            how do you plan to apply the paint on yours?
                            1970 Starcraft Jupiter closed bow to open bow modification
                            1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16' restore
                            Starcraft pic thread
                            It's not "Just an old Starcraft". It's a vintage piece of American Marine History

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                              Re: 1974 21ft. Starcraft Super Sport Rebuild

                              [QUOTE=Andy in NY;2208340]i thought americans couldnt go to cuba??

                              Actually we can..You can go on limited business.

                              my thoughts exactly.

                              I agree with Ez..I can only be happy for ya tho....!
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                              120 HP Merc I/O

                              And........

                              1978 Starcraft SS18/70hp Johnson Eggbeater

                              my resto thread here http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=304356

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