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  • 1964 Starcraft Jet Star Aluminum Runabout Project

    EDIT 2/17/15: With the new forum format, the index is not accurate. It's based on the old forum default of 25 posts per page.

    Here's something I just figured out: If you are using the forum default of 15 posts per page....You can get within a page or two of what you might be looking for if you divide the page number in the index by 6/10 (...that's .6).

    For example: "vinyl lettering application tips" - p. 53. So get out your calculator and divide 53 by .6 and you come out with 88.33. That subject is actually on p. 87, so it comes out pretty close.

    Hope that helps!




    Edit 8/10/11:

    I've added this index to help locate specific subjects so you won't have to wade through all the pages looking for something if you don't want to. If you have your setting at the default of 25 posts per page, the page numbers should be accurate. The index is rough and incomplete but should be helpful. I'll add to it as pages are added.

    Subject followed by pages:

    Aluminum supply source 33
    Before & After pictures 44
    Bow cap 6, 7, 20
    Brochure identifying model 2
    Capacity plate 4, 25
    Chastised for not posting pictures :+) 24
    Clean-up 5, 14
    Controls 10, 27, 31, 35, 36, 37, 38
    Cover 53
    Dashboard 5, 13, 14, 28
    Deck hardware 4, 18, 30
    Epoxy resin 10
    Floor 9, 12, 16
    Flotation 8, 12, 30
    Johnson/Evinrude steering arm chart 39
    Lift (Hewitt) 51, 52, 55
    Motor 1, 17, 18, 20, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
    New boat 1
    Original ad on craigslist 35
    Painting 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
    Propeller 35, 47
    Repairing deck holes 5
    Rub rail 14, 18, 31, (including Starcraft Part # and dimensions for insert) 45, 49
    Seats 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 32, 55
    Specs for Jet and Jet Star 50
    SPLASH! 46, 47
    Splashwell 31
    Stainless Steel fastener supply source for small quantities 28
    Steering 5, 29, 33, 34, 35
    Stripping paint 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Tilt/trim 33, 47
    Topside 4
    Trailer (including straightening) 7, 15, 16, 17, 26
    Transom 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 18, 27, 29, 3, 31, 33,34, 38
    Trim 14, 42
    Video, on the water 54
    Vinyl 11
    Vinyl lettering source 42
    Vinyl lettering application tips 53
    Windshield 18, 28, 30
    Wiring accessories 27, 30, 39, 47, 48

    A condensed version of this thread can be found in the "Completed Boat Projects" forum at:

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=524033

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    I finally took the plunge and got a boat like I've been looking for in the last year or so. I stumbled across it locally on Craigslist, the price seemed right at $750 (got it for $700) and basically the hull and transom are in good solid condition. So here are some starting out photos. I plan to work on it as time and $$$ permit, so progress will most likely be sporadic. The outboard I'm not too thrilled about and will most likely be looking for something else around 40-45hp, stated max is 45. I'm looking forward to diving in! I'm sure I'll be back asking lots of questions along the way.

    As she came home with me...Classic Ugly:


    Port & starboard (the speckling is mud splatters):




    Front deck is real dirty, more so than the rest of it as it has been exposed to the elements because of a short tarp. It's been repainted along the line and would look nice if I can get it cleaned up. It's a nice sort of metal flake burgundy.


    Stern with 50hp 1964 West Bend power. I know it runs but I haven't started it myself yet.


    Helm: I envision a new wood dashboard & plan to ditch the compass (points south!), speedometer & depth finder. New controls and steering when I change the outboard. Current steering is pulley & cable.
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    Rustoleum Marine
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    Interlux Brightsides
    34.78%
    16
    Pettit Easypoxy
    23.91%
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    Last edited by GA_Boater; February 17th, 2015, 08:29 PM.
    My project (with index): 1964 Jet Star: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...nabout-project

    Completed condensed version: The Permanent Vacation

    Make a New acrylic windshield: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...craft-jet-star


  • #2
    Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project more pics

    The entire interior needs to be gutted. The floor is so rotten I can break it out by hand, and don't know if I'll be able to save it in pieces big enough to use for templates.




    I'll probably go with classic back-to-back lounge seats:








    My project (with index): 1964 Jet Star: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...nabout-project

    Completed condensed version: The Permanent Vacation

    Make a New acrylic windshield: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...craft-jet-star

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    • #3
      Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project & more pics

      A couple more:


      My project (with index): 1964 Jet Star: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...nabout-project

      Completed condensed version: The Permanent Vacation

      Make a New acrylic windshield: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...craft-jet-star

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      • #4
        Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

        She'll be a very cool boat when you've finished!
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        • #5
          Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

          Looks like a nice project. Very similar to mine but a little smaller. I'd gut the interior, put in a new floor and some lounge seats. See if the old West Bend will start, put an impellar in it and take it for a spin. Good luck with it! They are definitely solid boats.
          2002 20' Hydra-Sports 202DC 200HP Yamaha HPDI
          1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
          Restoration thread https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767

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          • #6
            Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

            Ding ding ding three knee braces.
            This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
            Please, shop iboats first!!

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            • #7
              Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

              Use brown paper to trace the complex spots on the deck BEFORE you rip it out. Like up by the bow ....hint hint.
              This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
              Please, shop iboats first!!

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              • #8
                Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

                Originally posted by Bob_VT View Post
                Ding ding ding three knee braces.

                Bob this seems to make you quite happy .


                Lakelover welcome to iboats and the Starcraft club . I am suposed to have a folder with my 70 jupiter 16' that includes all the dimensions for the deck hopefully I will get the rest of my boat picked up this weekend including said folder .


                Rick
                Current Resto Project
                1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

                https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


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


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

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                • #9
                  Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

                  BTW I do not think that is a compass.... it appears to be a depth flasher.

                  Yes three knee braces..... I have three in my boat (one in the closet but that's another story ) which has caused me to once again requestion what model I have This actually started this morning.

                  Of course all of us with 60 something starcraft must realize that the worker's who built them are all either dead or near death

                  That reminds me I need to drag up that thread and have Lakeover and others post to it

                  http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....ight=starcraft
                  This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
                  Please, shop iboats first!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

                    Originally posted by Bob_VT View Post
                    BTW I do not think that is a compass.... it appears to be a depth flasher.
                    Yup, that's a depth finder on the right; the south-pointing compass is seen on the dashboard near the center. It would be nice to have a depth finder, but I want to minimize holes in the hull. Besides, after 50 years, I know every rock, stump and shallow area in my lake!
                    My project (with index): 1964 Jet Star: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...nabout-project

                    Completed condensed version: The Permanent Vacation

                    Make a New acrylic windshield: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...craft-jet-star

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

                      Lakelover hope your weather is better for boat work today than mine . I think I may go get the rest of my vinyl paint and work on the interior some since I can get to it in the garage .


                      Rick
                      Current Resto Project
                      1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

                      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


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


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

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

                        Originally posted by Rickairmedic View Post
                        Lakelover hope your weather is better for boat work today than mine . I think I may go get the rest of my vinyl paint and work on the interior some since I can get to it in the garage .


                        Rick
                        I hope to get something done today, the sun's shining and the temperature's reasonable. But....I ended up trimming branches & limbs in the front yard yesterday and that turned into an all day project and then some. Still gotta clean up. Part of it's routine but part's still remnants of our December ice storm. Gotta get working on that boat!
                        My project (with index): 1964 Jet Star: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...nabout-project

                        Completed condensed version: The Permanent Vacation

                        Make a New acrylic windshield: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...craft-jet-star

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

                          Originally posted by Bob_VT View Post
                          BTW I do not think that is a compass.... it appears to be a depth flasher.

                          Yes three knee braces..... I have three in my boat (one in the closet but that's another story ) which has caused me to once again requestion what model I have This actually started this morning.
                          My project (with index): 1964 Jet Star: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...nabout-project

                          Completed condensed version: The Permanent Vacation

                          Make a New acrylic windshield: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...craft-jet-star

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

                            I understand the Ice storm cleanup . I still have a PILE of debris out back from the Ice storm we had this year ended up taking out 7 pine trees so far still have one pine and a blue spruce to take down but they can wait till after the Jupiter is done .


                            Rick
                            Current Resto Project
                            1970 Starcraft Jupiter V 16'

                            https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=322858


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


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

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                            • #15
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                              Re: 1964 15' Starcraft Aluminum Runabout Project

                              Here's the new companion for the craft. I've been trying to sell the 50 West Bend on craigslist, ebay and another website, with some interest, but have a prospect now that looks like it might fly. The "new" Johnson is a 2003 that's waiting it's turn in the shed. It has oil injection, and I'd prefer to convert it to pre-mix if it's not too difficult. I've just always mixed that way and prefer it. So as soon as I get the West Bend off, I feel that I can really get going on things.

                              Last edited by lakelover; November 18th, 2009, 05:27 PM.
                              My project (with index): 1964 Jet Star: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...nabout-project

                              Completed condensed version: The Permanent Vacation

                              Make a New acrylic windshield: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...craft-jet-star

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