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1967 Starcraft Fiberglass, fix?

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  • 1967 Starcraft Fiberglass, fix?

    I have a 67 starcraft, and please if anyone knows, did any of these come originally fiberglass? I havent seen any others that have been fiberglass. Anyways there was originally another motor on it that bolted to the transom and while doing some work on the top of the transom I noticed a drop of water come out of one of those holes that looked very well sealed. The transom is still very solid, holds the weight of the motor plus another 100lbs of my weight with no problem. Is there a quick easy way to dry the water up and reseal it? or maybe drill a hole at the very bottom of the transom to make it is drained completely and seal them? I don't have the money to start tearing this boat apart.


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    Re: 1967 Starcraft Fiberglass, fix?

    Kai welcome to iboats and with that picture the Starcraft club . The unfortunate answer on the water is if the trnsom is wet theres only one way to make it dry replace it . You could drill some exploratory holes into the bottom of the transom from inside ( not all the way through ) if the wood comes out like dry sawdust just use some 3M 4200 or 5200 to seal up the outer holes and some resin to seal up the holes you drilled inside . However if you get wet wood out of the bottom then you are ready to redo the trnsom. There were and still are Fiberglass Starcrafts although there are alot more Aluminum ones here .


    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: 1967 Starcraft Fiberglass, fix?

      Wellll, guess I'll just repair it the best I can and run it til it sinks. Only have about $500 in this boat with the motor. Definitely don't have the money to repair her and only a short bit of summer left. Thanks for the info, I'll definately check the bottom from the inside.

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        Re: 1967 Starcraft Fiberglass, fix?

        Kai what part of the world are you in . You can go into the User cp in the top left of the screen and go in and edit your profile to include your location in the upper right of your posts like it does in mine.


        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: 1967 Starcraft Fiberglass, fix?

          Nashville, TN. Between Percy Priest Lake and Old Hickory Lake

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          • #6
            Re: 1967 Starcraft Fiberglass, fix?

            Ok Kewl just down the road a piece . I have been through Nashville way to many times recently headed to Fla.


            Be sure to check out this thread in the Starcraft section about our little Starcraft get together next summer .


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



            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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            • #7
              Re: 1967 Starcraft Fiberglass, fix?

              My 67 starcraft is fiberglass.....

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