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1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

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  • 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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    Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

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

    '52 14ft DuraCraft: http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html
    '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749
    '69 Starcraft Falcon: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811

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    • #3
      Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

      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!
      1983 26' Starcraft Sportfisherman 261V Rebuild
      1976 22' Starcraft Islander Rebuild
      1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild
      1980 16' Sea Nymph SS 165 Rebuild (swapped)
      1968 15' Starcraft Jet Star Rebuild (sold)
      1970's 12' Starcraft Sea Scamp
      Starcraft Rebuilds and Restorations

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      • #4
        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/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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        • #5
          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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          '79 16' Starcraft SuperSport
          12' AeroCraft '55 Johnson 5.5hp
          Starcraft brochures thread

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          • #6
            Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

            how do you add pics

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            • #7
              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
              1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
              Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338633 sold

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

                  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 ?
                  If it ain't broke don't fix it

                  http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....81&pagenumber=

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                    Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration





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

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                    • #12
                      Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

                      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.
                      If it ain't broke don't fix it

                      http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....81&pagenumber=

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                      • #13
                        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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                          Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

                          Nice looking SS. Sounds like a fun project. Should be alot of fun when its finished
                          1969 Lonestar Medallion restoration

                          1972 Glastron GT-160 restoration

                          1973 Silverline Grand Bahama restoration

                          1991 Galaxie 19' 4.3 Mercruiser
                          2007 F150 4x4 Supercrew
                          A boat is just a big hull in the water you throw money into.

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                            Re: 1980 16ft starcraft supersport restoration

                            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
                            If it ain't broke don't fix it

                            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....81&pagenumber=

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