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16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

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  • 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

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    Here we go!!! Practically got this puppy for free... Floor seems solid, but its coming up to inspect for rot. Transom has a soft spot and I think it will be pretty difficult to repair. Any tips appriciated... Also looking for the starboard transom cap as seen in the pic, I figure it will be very hard to find- if anyone knows someone that may have one I am interested.

    Came with a 63 evinrude 18hp fastwin Model 18303, PO stated it ran a few years ago before it sat. Being new to outboards, any tips for start up procedure and what should be checked before I attempt will help. Not sure if 18hp is adequate for this boat, thinking of trading up for a 30hp.

    Will update with progress as it comes along....

    Thanks Guys...
    1978 Sea Ray Weekender 240
    5.7 ltr Mercuriser I/O
    260 Alpha Outdrive

    Califorina Cruiser


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    Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

    i would say that if you serious about fixing the transom, you will probably have to pop the entire cap off the boat, then if the starboard transom area can't be fixed , you could just find another boat with a good cap. I think you should be able to fix it with some glass work.
    1975 ranger 170A
    1978 silverline tri-hull
    1981 Lo Decker, Deck Boat(rebuild coming fall/winter 2012-13)

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    • #3
      Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

      Your boat is way underpowered however, based on the seating .....it look like it was used strictly for fishing. It would make a fairly stable fishing rig since it is a tri hull
      This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
      Please, shop iboats first!!

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        Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

        Welcome to the iBoats Dry Dock!!!

        What do you want to do with her? Is she Just going to be a fishing boat? Are you wanting to pull the kids behind her and go "Tubing"? Do you want her to "LOOK" new or just be functional? Give us an idea of how far you want to go with her. You ARE correct in the fact that the Deck should come out and the stringers should be checked for rot. Transom MUST be replaced and from the looks of that BIG splashwell the Top Cap will either need to be Cut off or the Top cap Removed to get to the transom. Let us know what your intentions are and get the deck out and take some more pics. Motor would be OK for just fishing but NOT for Family Fun. That boat should be good for up to 85HP, IF you repair it correctly. Does she have a HIN (HULL Identification Number) plate on the back of the transom? It might tell you the HP rating for the hull.

        Read This thread IT will give you an idea of what you will be dealing with.

        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....hlight=parrisw
        1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
        Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
        Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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          Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

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          Top Cap is off, and gee what did we find under the first layer of deck??? HMMMM, Fiberglass over another rotten deck that just so happened to be installed with nails... Geez, some people. Everything is coming out, stringers, transom the whole ball of wax.

          If anyone has left over fiberglass materials, I would be a buyer.....

          Once this is done the main usage will be for fishing seeing as how Washington has aLOT of that, not to mention the water around here mostlikely doesnt even get warm enough to enjoy. However, I dont want to be underpowered so I will get to that later. Ive been following a few transom/stringer replacement threads on here so I am pretty well prepared for whats to come. I will certainly keep progress posted, this boat looks and feels like it will be perfect for us.
          1978 Sea Ray Weekender 240
          5.7 ltr Mercuriser I/O
          260 Alpha Outdrive

          Califorina Cruiser

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            Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

            The hull is rated up to 100 hp, I thinking more on the 50-60 hp range. Also, I would like your honest opinions on what a boat like this would be worth restored. I will be taking pictures of the whole process so a potential buyer would be able to see first hand what was done. Not that Im going to sell it, I just dont want to put more into it than its potentially worth (if that makes sense).
            1978 Sea Ray Weekender 240
            5.7 ltr Mercuriser I/O
            260 Alpha Outdrive

            Califorina Cruiser

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            • #7
              Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

              Just trying to re post pics....
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              1978 Sea Ray Weekender 240
              5.7 ltr Mercuriser I/O
              260 Alpha Outdrive

              Califorina Cruiser

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              • #8
                Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

                Now you know why there is NOT SUCH THING AS A FREE BOAT!!!!

                In my humble opinion With a good running motor, Nice interior, Hull and Topside Painted and pristine,Trailer in Good condition and All of your receipts from the restore you MIGHT be able to get $2500.00 At least in my neck of the woods. Check Craigslist and see if there are any similar boats of that vintage in good shape for sale. But you are going to have to buy a bigger motor and my rough guess-ti-mate is you will have close to $1,000 in her with the Deck, Stringers and Transom rebuild. Not sure what you will have to do with the interior and motor. Soooo..... I guess what I'm saying is it is highly unlikely that you will be able to sell her for what you will spend restoring her. If she is NOT what you are looking for and you do NOT want to spend the Time, Effort, and Money to restore her then you might want to cut her loose and search for another boat. Thats MY opinion.
                1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                  Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

                  Originally posted by Sea Raider I View Post
                  The hull is rated up to 100 hp, I thinking more on the 50-60 hp range. Also, I would like your honest opinions on what a boat like this would be worth restored. I will be taking pictures of the whole process so a potential buyer would be able to see first hand what was done. Not that Im going to sell it, I just dont want to put more into it than its potentially worth (if that makes sense).
                  I think a 3 cylinder Johnson/Evinrude or Mercury would be an ideal motor for that boat. 65HP+

                  As for "return on investment", that's a pretty poor candidate. Not to be the bearer of bad news but tri-hulls, even in mint condition, look very dated and aren't particularly desirable. Even in the PNW land of overpriced boats, I agree with Woodonglass' $2500 suggestion as the absolute most you could get for it in excellent condition with a great running, properly sized for the boat, motor.
                  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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                    Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

                    Originally posted by ezmobee View Post
                    I think a 3 cylinder Johnson/Evinrude or Mercury would be an ideal motor for that boat. 65HP+

                    As for "return on investment", that's a pretty poor candidate. Not to be the bearer of bad news but tri-hulls, even in mint condition, look very dated and aren't particularly desirable. Even in the PNW land of overpriced boats, I agree with Woodonglass' $2500 suggestion as the absolute most you could get for it in excellent condition with a great running, properly sized for the boat, motor.
                    Am going to agree with Ez here, I do live in the PNW where boats are stupidly priced compared to the midwest and such and a trihull is not really going to be bringing you a whole lot of money I am sorry to say. Here is an example of one in fairly good shape out here, but it is ugly. http://salem.craigslist.org/boa/2390177147.html and http://salem.craigslist.org/boa/2356677076.html and an 18 footer http://salem.craigslist.org/boa/2376990078.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

                      Your not kidding!!! Who in their right mind would paint their boat that color?? Anyway, the plan is not to sell it just that when its all said and done its worth something. The deck is up so far and I must say these stringers are HUGE!! I was afraid they would be soaked as well but come to find out the three main stringers are hardwood with glass - center stringer measures 12" high and 3" wide. They seem to still be solid as a rock, but more to find later after cleanup and removal of all the bad wood. I would be most happy to find these stringers are still solid and dry, core samples to come.

                      Scored a 40 hp running Evinrude for $100, the 18hp came to life today... She runs but wont idle, tune up pending. I think the 40 will suffice for now, dont really plan to ski off her, just fishin...
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                      1978 Sea Ray Weekender 240
                      5.7 ltr Mercuriser I/O
                      260 Alpha Outdrive

                      Califorina Cruiser

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                      • #12
                        Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

                        You got a GREAT lookin First Mate!!!!
                        1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                        Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                        Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                        • #13
                          Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

                          When it comes to stringers, you're talking safety and if that little first mate in the pic is going to be riding in this thing, that's priority #1.

                          As for the value, my 2 cents are similar to everyone else's. Restoring these old boats are all about having a special place for them in your heart. You'll probably never recoup your investment, so plan for that going in. However, once you've finished it the right way, you'll also not be able to replace it for what you have in it and it will probably be more solid that most of the new boats on the market so it's a "win-win".
                          "If it ain't broke....don't worry, 5 minutes with me and it will be!"

                          1996 Trophy 1802 - 120hp Force (by Mercury...snicker)
                          8' Hardbottom Dinghy w/Evinrude 6hp OB (oh yeah, this is the 'boat')
                          In the market for nice, local area, sailboat, with the operative word being-"cheap"

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                            Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

                            Ugh, I suppose this transome is gonna come out fighting!! Im trying to cut it out in sections, but I guess Ill have to chip away layer by layer. Is this typical?? Any tips welcome...

                            Tools available: 4" angle grinder, rotozip, oscillating plunge cutter, skill saw.
                            36 grit flap discs take care of the glass without any problems, its the wood thats slowing me down..

                            Thanks...
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                            1978 Sea Ray Weekender 240
                            5.7 ltr Mercuriser I/O
                            260 Alpha Outdrive

                            Califorina Cruiser

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                              Re: 16' 68 Starcraft Trident Project!!

                              Well all the wood is gone, grinding should be finished tomorrow - pics to come. Ive seen all kinds of thoughts on the proper wood for the transom. Today I saw 3/4" 4x8 sheets of oak plywood for $45 bucks a sheet, any input??

                              Thanks...
                              1978 Sea Ray Weekender 240
                              5.7 ltr Mercuriser I/O
                              260 Alpha Outdrive

                              Califorina Cruiser

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