Shop iboats.com for all your boating needs!

Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 193
  1. #1
    Petty Officer 2nd Class CraigBarnard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    182

    Default 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    New member here.
    Having a 1965 Cheiftain delivered to my house Monday night.
    I know its going to need some work and these forums look like they are going to be very helpful.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2

  3. #3
    Moderator ezmobee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    22,711

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Nice boat! Good luck with your purchase and welcome to iboats! What motor does it have?
    1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restoration-building-hull-repair/18-starcraft-supersport-restoration-357767.html
    1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-boats/ezmobees-1966-jupiter-338633.html sold

  4. #4
    Chief Petty Officer GLG fishing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Vancouver Island
    Posts
    455

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Welcome to the forum. Looks like you have a nice boat there. If you have a couple of days to kill might want to read some of the restoration threads. If you have any questions fire away as someone on here may be able to help. The search button is a great resource as well.

    GLG
    2005 19' Duckworth 115 Yamaha
    1975 18' Starchief Volvo 130HP

    VP of Client Liason Field Operations

  5. #5
    Seaman
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NorthWest Connecticut
    Posts
    72

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Nice looking rig, good luck with the restoration. Fire all your questions to the forum. There are a great bunch of guys on here with a WEALTH of information, that are willing to help. I haven't seen a question yet that couldn't be answered.

  6. #6
    Lieutenant Commander Alpheus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Hampton,VA
    Posts
    1,750

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    I seen that on ebay also.


    Picked it up for a song.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/1965-Starcraft-Ch...rQ5fMotorboats


    1969 StarCraft Chieftain, 4.3 Mercruiser Alpha One Gen II

    Link To Restoration Page


    ----------------------------------------------------

    Its What I Don't Say You Should Be Worried About...

  7. #7
    Petty Officer 2nd Class CraigBarnard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    182

    Smile Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmobee View Post
    Nice boat! Good luck with your purchase and welcome to iboats! What motor does it have?
    Boat was just delivered this evening and it was a little dark.
    The motor appears to be as described a 120 merc.

    Yes I did purchase it on eBay. Was a bit of a fluke. I thought for sure someone would outbid me, lol.

    Looking forward to giving it a quick fix up before the spring then a summer of enjoyment then down to a more thorough restoration.

    Glad to hear that it was a good buy.

  8. #8
    Petty Officer 1st Class TheWrks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Farmington
    Posts
    275

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Welcome yes you did pick it up for a song.....

  9. #9
    Lieutenant fshngho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Chesterfield Va.
    Posts
    1,329

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Welcome Craig. It sure dosen't look like you will have to do much as she sits. When you decide to resto her, then the real fun begins. Send us mor pics of her please, we like to be in awe.

    Some people say " They Can"
    Some people say " They Can't"
    They are both right.
    18' SS for fshngho
    http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restoration-building-hull-repair/18-starcraft-ss-restoration-417083.html

  10. #10
    Moderator ezmobee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    22,711

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    You did get a nice deal on that. The 120 Merc should give you reliable service IF you keep it well maintained. My buddy picked up a 21' Chieftain last fall with a 90HP outboard. I expect you'll see similar performance with your 120 I/O. It isn't fast but it planes nicely. About 26MPH tops. You may see a little more. Some pics and video here http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w...oat/?start=all if you're interested.
    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

  11. #11
    Petty Officer 1st Class barato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chihuahuan desert
    Posts
    387

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    nice boat, Craig, and welcome to the insanity. always glad to see more of the old curved-windshield cruisers. thanks for getting the old girl headed back towards the water.

  12. #12
    Petty Officer 2nd Class CraigBarnard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    182

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmobee View Post
    You did get a nice deal on that. The 120 Merc should give you reliable service IF you keep it well maintained. My buddy picked up a 21' Chieftain last fall with a 90HP outboard. I expect you'll see similar performance with your 120 I/O. It isn't fast but it planes nicely. About 26MPH tops. You may see a little more. Some pics and video here http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w...oat/?start=all if you're interested.
    Thanks everyone!

    The previous owner told me he clocked the boat using his GPS at 38-40 mph.
    Not that I plan on using it as a speed boat anyways.
    Cruising is the prefered speed of travel.

  13. #13
    Moderator ezmobee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    22,711

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Sorry but there's NO WAY IN HECK that boat sees 38-40MPH. You MAY see 30.
    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

  14. #14
    Supreme Mariner jasoutside's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Midland, MI
    Posts
    12,767

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigBarnard View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    The previous owner told me he clocked the boat using his GPS at 38-40 mph.
    Not that I plan on using it as a speed boat anyways.
    Cruising is the prefered speed of travel.
    Was it on the trailer, hooked to a truck, rolling on down the freeway when he ran that test?

    Yah, 30ish seems way more realistic.

  15. #15
    Petty Officer 2nd Class CraigBarnard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    182

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmobee View Post
    Sorry but there's NO WAY IN HECK that boat sees 38-40MPH. You MAY see 30.
    Beats me how fast it will go I was just repeating what I was told.
    I will check back in with a speed report in the spring!

  16. #16
    Lieutenant fshngho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Chesterfield Va.
    Posts
    1,329

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Craig, I am guessing your boat is 18 footer. If the Merc is running right I would put my money on the upper 30's...heck maybe 40. Only if the boat isn't loaded down that is. EZ's boat ran 41 mph before he had the motor tuned up and he has a 90hp so I would think a 120hp should have no problem.

    Some people say " They Can"
    Some people say " They Can't"
    They are both right.
    18' SS for fshngho
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=417083

  17. #17
    Lieutenant Commander Alpheus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Hampton,VA
    Posts
    1,750

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Quote Originally Posted by fshngho View Post
    Craig, I am guessing your boat is 18 footer. If the Merc is running right I would put my money on the upper 30's...heck maybe 40. Only if the boat isn't loaded down that is. EZ's boat ran 41 mph before he had the motor tuned up and he has a 90hp so I would think a 120hp should have no problem.
    Starchief = 18'

    Chieftain = 21'

    I just learned that a couple of days ago...


    1969 StarCraft Chieftain, 4.3 Mercruiser Alpha One Gen II

    Link To Restoration Page


    ----------------------------------------------------

    Its What I Don't Say You Should Be Worried About...

  18. #18
    Moderator ezmobee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    22,711

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Dale, a 120 I/O doesn't not compare with a 120 outboard due to the way they're rated and the large weight difference. It would be more like a 90 or a 100HP. Craig's boat is a 21 footer. He'll get 29MPH +/- 2 MPH. I'd put money on it.
    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

  19. #19
    Lieutenant fshngho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Chesterfield Va.
    Posts
    1,329

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    I humbly stand corrected. 1st a 21' and 2nd its an IB.
    Sorry, my mistake, you are right EZ, not the same cookie.

    I was thinking OB.

    Some people say " They Can"
    Some people say " They Can't"
    They are both right.
    18' SS for fshngho
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=417083

  20. #20
    Petty Officer 2nd Class
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Greenville, PA
    Posts
    174

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Enough talking!! Where are the pics??

  21. #21
    Lieutenant Junior Grade MichaelP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Buxton, Maine
    Posts
    1,174

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpheus View Post
    Starchief = 18'

    Chieftain = 21'

    I just learned that a couple of days ago...
    I just picked up an 18' Chieftain. Still has the original sticker on the dash. This is confusing. I can send a pic.

  22. #22
    Chief Petty Officer Deadwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Winchester Bay, OR & near Yosemite
    Posts
    422

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    I just picked up an 18' Chieftain. Still has the original sticker on the dash. This is confusing. I can send a pic.
    I've studied the brochures but I'm still wrong at first glance at guessing all the diff types of Starcrafts we all have. Please correct me if I'm wrong (again) but I thought Chieftains have bow rails and Starchiefs (like mine) don't.
    The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing. ~Babylonian Proverb

  23. #23
    Lieutenant Junior Grade MichaelP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Buxton, Maine
    Posts
    1,174

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    DW,
    I hear ya. There seems to be some error. I'll look closer to see if my dash sticker is authentic. I don't have bow rails but the side windows on the fly bridge open.

    We might have to rely on our superior officers to clear this up. I could use some clarification on production timeline on these models.

    I'll post up a pic at some point of my dash.

    Mike

  24. #24
    Lieutenant fshngho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Chesterfield Va.
    Posts
    1,329

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    I had a 62 Starchief, 18 footer (I was told) and it had bow rails

    Some people say " They Can"
    Some people say " They Can't"
    They are both right.
    18' SS for fshngho
    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=417083

  25. #25
    Chief Petty Officer Deadwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Winchester Bay, OR & near Yosemite
    Posts
    422

    Default Re: 1965 Starcraft Cheiftain

    Quote Originally Posted by fshngho View Post
    I had a 62 Starchief, 18 footer (I was told) and it had bow rails
    This is from HA's 1962 brochures page::

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/starcra...7623155879194/
    The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing. ~Babylonian Proverb

Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New and needing help on a 1965 Starcraft
    By hilly7 in forum Starcraft Boats
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: November 26th, 2010, 11:50 AM
  2. My new 1965 16' starcraft what model
    By Bob427 in forum Starcraft Boats
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 18th, 2010, 05:44 PM
  3. Fair price for a "rough" Starcraft Cheiftain
    By ErikF in forum Boat Topics and Questions (not engine topics)
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: April 17th, 2010, 08:27 PM
  4. 1965 Starcraft Project *****GOD HELP ME*****
    By MrMarine in forum Boat Restoration, Building, and Hull Repair
    Replies: 129
    Last Post: July 6th, 2009, 10:37 AM
  5. 1965 Unknown Starcraft Help
    By JDowie in forum Starcraft Boats
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 2nd, 2008, 08:25 PM
  1. iboats Forum Directory - Over 100,000 forum posts organized by topic