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  • #16
    Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

    I bet thats what they did... sweet looking boat..
    1979 Starcraft Holiday 16 closed bow
    Johnson 70 HP

    Can't wait for splashdown!!

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    • #17
      Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

      Ill go out tomorrow and measure from outdrive to trailer tongue just to see. Tried to start it today but it has some wiring issues but the PO was upfront about that. Could only get a click out of the starter so picked up a new one and will try it tomorrow
      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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      • #18
        Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

        That's funny. My buddy has a 21' and I was really thinking yours looked similar. Then I saw your newly posted picture and thought it really didn't look that big. CONGRATS!!!! FYI, that Johnson you got on there is about $600 right there. Nice deal. Here's my buddy's http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w...oat/?start=all It planes out nicely with only90HP outboard. Yours will do great with that inline 6.
        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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        • #19
          Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

          The title should say how long it is. I have 21' cheiftain and that one looks similar in size to mine.
          I also have a kicker mounted in the same place as yours.

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          • #20
            Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

            I got it to start but not with the switch so now i need to look through some wiring diagrams. Not quite sure what's going on. Its about 30 degrees out and snowed most of the day yesterday so Im not to motivated
            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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            • #21
              Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

              It's just snow! Oh wait thats the cold snow LOL... we only have the warm snow down here LOL
              1979 Starcraft Holiday 16 closed bow
              Johnson 70 HP

              Can't wait for splashdown!!

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              • #22
                Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                Looking for a little help. The starter won't crank with the turn of the key. Tested the switch at the dash and have power in the crank position but nothing at the starter. Looked at wiring diagrams and they weren't much help. It has the 250 inline 6 thanks
                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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                • #23
                  Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                  Post up in the I/O repair forum. Not too many techies down 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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                  • #24
                    Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                    Thanks ez. I just ran a new wire from switch to starter for now. Tomorrow Im gonna go pick up a free donor boat that has the complete harness and power tilt assembly. Hopefully all still good as the boat has been sitting outside for about 4 years. It also has the complete pre alfa outdrive still attached.
                    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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                    • #25
                      Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                      Finally got my tilt trim problem solved. Turns out the motor is bad but thankfully the one on my donor boat is still good. I decided Im going to totally rewire the boat to eliminate any future problems. I found complete harnesses for a reasonable price so it should be fairly easy
                      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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                      • #26
                        Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                        Congratulation. Looks like a very worthy starcraft. I'm jealous!!

                        T
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                        There is much to be said, in a world like ours, for taking the world as you find it and fishing with a worm.-Bliss Perry, 1904


                        Project
                        1974 Starcraft Chieftain
                        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....errerid=174999

                        "Completed" Project
                        1991 Starcraft Islander 191V - Rebuild
                        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=359551

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                        • #27
                          Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                          Thanks timfives. She is a good looking boat. I started looking for an inboard aluminum boat last summer but never had any luck. Last summer i drove by the PO's parents house and seen this boat sitting outside. I asked her mom if it was for sale and she said it had already been sold so i was kind of bummed out. Then a few weeks ago i spotted it on craigslist. The sale must not of went through last summer. The hull is in good shape besides 2 small spots that might require attention. The floor and transom are solid. The only thing that needs attention is the 39 year old electrical system. Hoping to get it on the water within the next couple weeks to see how she does. Eventually i would like to do a full restoration once i have an indoor place to work on it.
                          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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                          • #28
                            Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                            Nice boat -kicker- ladder and condition, should be able to use that all summer and then if it needs it dig into the concerns. Good find and ability to find doner boats in your area. Wher in Nebraska do you live I was raised for a few war years in Beatrice. It right on the Blue river. I remember lots of Pheasants .rabbits and big cat fish in the river we caught with -baited poles and stuck in the bank then, go next day and check them, Nice place to live. Pugetsound

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                            • #29
                              Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                              Im about an hour northwest of beatrice, just west of crete. Blue river is about a mile and a half away from where i live. Lots of people catch some big cats out of there. Also some pretty big carp in there as well.
                              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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                              • #30
                                Re: 1972 starcraft chieftain

                                Well I put her in the water today. She has plenty of power and scoots along nicely. While it was off the trailer i moved the winch post forward as recommended by Jas and EZ to get it sitting a little farther forward on the trailer. The only thing i noticed is it leans quite abit to the starboard side. I even moved my portable fuel tank to the port side with no avail. The only thing i can think of is its waterlogged on that side. Any ideas? Heres a couple pictures for reference.
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                                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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