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    Default 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Hello Starcraft owners
    I have a '67 14' aluminum starcraft fishing boat but I do not know what model it is since it does not have a VIN tag.

    Here's what I know:

    3 full bench seat
    each seat has in-cased styrafoam block for floatation
    boat is designed for OB motor
    three transom braces
    63 1/2" beam
    Sorry I do not have pics of it.
    I would like to know the specs of this boat AND how large of a motor can I safely use. The new 4 stroke motors are heavier then the old 2 strokes, so what size or weight can this boat SAFELY use?

    I emailed starcraft and they would not even write back to me.

    Your help is needed...THANKS
    Last edited by Jeepsterjim; August 21st, 2009 at 09:39 PM. Reason: more input

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    surely somone must have some input.

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Jim I am not sure myself but will see if I can wrangle up Bob-VT as I am pretty sure he has the same basic boat as you . I do know the Jonboat styled Starcrafts were not rated for very big motors probably 25 horse in your case.


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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Jim heres a page from the 62 brochure on the seascamp which would be the same size and number of seats as your boat and it says max horsepower is 1-15.


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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Rick....thanks

    the sea scamp is very close to what I have. The beam width on mine is a little wider and the transon on the sea scamp appears to be flat accross the top where as mine tappers down on both sides and is flat in the middle for the motor. It's still a mystery LOL

    This boat came from the Salton Sea

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Jim I will see what I can do on a 67 Brochure . maybe I can get closer . That was a quicky last night and got me in the range of your boat . Feel free to pop down to the restoration area theres a pile of us starcrafters down there pulling our hair out .


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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    looking over a few starcraft sites, my boat might be 14V Jon boat. However with that said, NONE of the pics I looked over showed enough to truly verify what model it is. I'm trying to have pics taken of it and then post them. May be that will help out.

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Jim, if it really is a 67, it's gotta be one of these. most likely the Seafarer, but I thought I'd throw in the Mariner since it also is 14' with a 65" beam. Hope this helps!




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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Thanks NB I knowed you would come back from vacation and help me out on all these identities .

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    It helps havin books with pictures

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    LOL I use the Yahoo site quite a bit but they are missing quite a few years . Whenever you get bored ( like thats gonna happen soon ) ya need to get the rest of those brochures up over at the other Strcraft site where you put the 64 brochure . Oh yeah and update your pics over there your bot looks terrible over there .


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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    that does look like my boat----where it says seafarer, to the right of it----it shows a pic of what the back boat bottom configeration is, that looks just like mine as well. so this model was designed for salt water use? may be that's why it was purchased for the Salton Sea....a very salty sea. Still trying to post pics


    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

    any more pics of the inside would really be great!

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Jim check the first three threads here for picture posting



    http://forums.iboats.com/non-boating-technical-topics-32/


    I will tell you if you want to put your pictures in with your text and not thumbnails then Photobucket seems to be the easiest and prefered hosting site to put your pictures on and its FREE .



    Also be sure to start a restoration thread down in the restoration area on the main page of the site . Theres alot of us hanging down there all the time .


    Also also make sure you take a look at the 2010 get together thread here in the Starcraft section as we are planning things now for a Starcraft get together next summer tentatively in Virginia and towards the end of June right now.


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    Starcraft owners be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread .


    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    thanks sooooo much for the help guys! I uploaded pics at photobucket so you can now see the boat. It does look like a Seafarer model boat. What do you all think? I installed new wood bench seats, then after-market seats. I then installed a new flat floor in the boat--lots of work to do. Installed 4 Scottys rod holders plus a pole holder at the rear of the boat. Up front I put a gear rod holder. Even made up my own extra large cup holders.


    CLICK HERE http://s1022.photobucket.com/albums/af343/jeepsterjim/

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Jim you've done a greaat job so far looks like a nice little fishing boat . Be sure to check out the 2010 get together thread in this forum and see if you want to join us next June for a little boating .


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    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=337378

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Hi Rick

    Would like to go to the upcoming starcraft gathering, however, I live out here in the foothills near Sacramento CA. That's a long ways to tow a rowboat LOL.

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    NB

    Thank you for posting the brochere (sp) pics. By looking at the pics, it appears that my boat is a Sea Farer. wonder how sea worthy of a craft it is?

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    I know this is an older thread, but I have the same model that I purchased in the Spring. The seller advertised it as a 1964 Starcraft 14' but it was missing the HID/capacity plate. It was in good shape so I bought it. I then did some research into what model and I discovered it was a Seafarer.
    I don't believe it is a 1964 as mine has 3 braces on the transom like yours and from what I can see on the 1964 brochures, those only have 1 brace.
    I'm not sure what year Starcraft began putting 3 braces on but it was either '66 or '67.
    From what I can tell, the horsepower capacity is either 30 or 40. It came with a '57 18hp Evinrude which moves it along pretty good.
    I have had it out on the ocean quite a few times this summer and it handles moderate seas pretty well.
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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    I think you have it backwards. My understanding of the transom knees is that the 3 pieces predated one. So yours is likely pre 1964, that is about when SC reduced the number.

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Well, looking at the brochures, which is all I have to reference, I see an interior shot of the Seafarer only in the '62 brochure and that has 3 braces. In the '67 brochure, the interior view of the Sea Scamp, which is the shorter gunnwale 14' open aluminum, has 3 braces.

    What do you base your facts on?

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    I stand corrected. The '67 brochure does show the 3 knees. Thanks for straightening me out. I retract all previous posts that make me look like an un informed fool!

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    That's ok as I am still confused.

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    I believe you have a 67 Starcraft Sea Scamp....not sure about the specs...my id tag on boat is also damaged and paper thin leaving most info unreadable....i will look around and see what i can come up with....i just picked up this boat and have already starting restoration....its all stripped and about to get sanded down....

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    Please start your own thread. This one is almost three years old and the starter has not been here since Nov, 2010. So he isn't gaining any benefit from your post. Our rules state only the original poster can re-open a thread which has been inactive for more than 90 days.

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    Default Re: 1967 14' Starcraft Alum Boat Help

    ....sea scamp....18hp...4 persons....700lbs. persons, motor, gear....

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