I plan to pick up my first powerboat this evening. I've got a deal-in-principle with the owners and just need to go get it.
It's apparently a '64 Starcraft. I infer that there will be a model name associated with it, and that's where I hope to get some input from you all. It will likely be dark by the time I pick it up, so I might not have photos for a few days. It's not an open bow boat, and the seats have been removed. It hasn't been used in "a couple of years." I've been reading up on "waking a sleeping outboard," various floor replacement threads, and the aluminum hull restoration threads. I can tell I'm going to rely heavily on this community for help, and I'm confident my experience will allow me to be a good help to others!
It's currently equipped with an 85 Horse Johnson of unknown year. A V4 model, I'd say.
I'll try to get some more info from the boat so I can get help here...as well as plenty of photos.
My plan is to get the engine running and the mechanicals of the boat together for use this summer. Then maybe this fall and next spring, I'll focus on doing a bit of an overhaul on the boat (probably sole, transom, interior, paint, etc).
I have a 1964 Starcraft also mine is an 18" aluminum with a 1978 115 hp Johnson ( brand new Power Head not ran yet ) Holliday model the starcraft models depend on what the hull is composed of Fiberglass or Aluminum and by the length the web site http://Fiberglassics.com have alot of info and pics of older boats.
boat hull looks very similar to mine aluminum, I replaced the windshield on mine which looks like yours I could not see through all the scratches. I now have a glass windshield with walkthrough. although mine does not have nearly as nice of a leaf collectiion as yours does. lol. I just got mine back from the shop last sunday 2900$ worth of repairs a 115 hp Johnson powerhead and waterpump. cant wait until it warms up to get her on the water. Boat probably is a HOLIDAY MODEL
Clemsparks, Based upon the windshield trim and what I see in my 64 brochure, I'd say it's a Jupiter. Starcraft offered three models of aluminum in 16' length (in 64) and the other two had different windshield trim. Center length 16'1" Beam 76" and rated for 10-80 HP. Came with two back to back sleeper seats.
North Beach do you have any photos in your brochure of a 1964 Starcraft Dart 14 ft? I would like to see any photo you might have. I purchased this boat several weeks ago and I have made new wooden seats for it and also made a new transom . It does not have a deck and I am going to use itlike this for now. In the future I will have to paint it but for now new seats and go fishing.
OK, just got in. Here's the 64 Dart from the brochure. All these old brochure photos were taken by Ozzie Sweet and the recurve bow was courtesy of Bear Archery if there's any bownuts like me out there.
Thank you North Beach for the copy of the brochure for my Dart. I hope to have it in the water soon. New transom,new seats using the old ones for patterms and some kind of interior paint for now. I have a 1960 Johnson 18 hp or a 1970's 15 hp. Evinrude that I will be using for fishing this year.
I picked mahogany stain for my transom and seats and it turns out that under white paint the dash is mahogany.
Mine has a battery operated bow light. Is this an option or an aftermarket iten?
The weather is terrible right now, rain and heavy humidity so I can't do any painting or varnishing on my boat right now but hope to have it in the water by the third week of the month. It will be in the water all summer as we have a seasonal camp site on a lake here in Maine and can't wait to take it fishing.
Thank you for taking the time to find the info for me, I appreciate it very much.