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  • Restoring a Starcraft '66 Nassau

    After reading all your threads about your Starcraft restoration's. I switched from looking at fiberglass to aluminum, and low and behold..... Guess what I dragged home today! 1966 Starcraft Nassau w/ a 1965 Evinrude 75 hp. She's rough but I think I can save her. I've never tried to bring one back to life before, but I have doing some research and reading some of the threads here, and though what heck. So I cashed in my scrap copper ($125) and came home w/ '66 Nassau, a motor that does not run, and a trailer thats to short for the boat. Worst case I can scrap the boat for $0.55/lb aluminum. (It did have a brand new battery with it, it may be the only thing that works).
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    Will be back in the future with questions on how to complete my project.

    No longer between boats in Wisconsin
    tgp***
    http://s940.photobucket.com/albums/a...raft%20Nassau/
    Last edited by tgp***; July 13th, 2012, 08:33 AM. Reason: Update Photobucket
    2011 SOTY Award Winner
    1966 Starcraft Nassau 1967 Mercury 650
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=364174

    Photobucket 1966 Starcraft Nassau 1967 Mercury 650 Restoration
    http://s940.photobucket.com/albums/a...raft%20Nassau/

    1972 Starcraft Holiday 18 - No motor
    https://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-b...in-586521.html

    1973 Starcraft Islander 140 Mercruiser (SOLD)
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread....light=islander

  • #2
    Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today......

    Hello tgp,
    Welcome to Iboats.
    Be careful about scraping that boat the starcraft guy's are very protective.
    Just kidding.
    As for posting pic's, just go to "Non Boating Technical Topic's" on this forum Bob VT has a thread there for posting pic's.
    Good luck with the rebuild
    Bob
    1988 Glasstream
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357690

    Glasstream restoration
    http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/ae174/rhedden_2009/

    Wood Working projects
    http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/a...ing%20Hobbies/

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    • #3
      Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today......

      I have the same boat in my yard that I will be selling off in the springtime.... mine is a '67. Nice find.

      Please resize your pictures to 640 x 480 and repost them at that size. We have forum limits we are striving to stick with. In photobucket it is very easy to do,
      This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
      Please, shop iboats first!!

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      • #4
        Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today......Now w/photo link?

        tgp
        Glad you got the pic's up.
        Nice find on the boat.
        Have Fun
        Bob
        1988 Glasstream
        https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357690

        Glasstream restoration
        http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/ae174/rhedden_2009/

        Wood Working projects
        http://s969.photobucket.com/albums/a...ing%20Hobbies/

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        • #5
          Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today......Now w/photo link?

          tgp you have a private message
          This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
          Please, shop iboats first!!

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          • #6
            Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today......Now w/photo link?

            HAHA we snagged another one!!!! Welcome to the SC club tgp. That's a great boat. Yeah that trailer is too small and the motor may be iffy but I would find it very hard to believe that you would run across anything with the boat itself that would prevent you from being able to successfully fix it up and use it. Check out the Jupiter link in my signature below to see my restore of a very similar boat. Good luck with your project!
            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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            • #7
              Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today......Now w/photo link?

              i don't know where you are, BUT don't scrap her.
              FLORIDA GATORS
              TEBOW Country



              Please, NO PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems. they will not be answered.
              That is what these forums are for. Post your questions, in the appropriate Forum.

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              • #8
                Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today.....now resized w/photo's.

                Great!

                I restored one last year now working on a Holiday

                Here is how it turned out:
                Attached Files
                sigpicClark
                "Bare Naked Lady" 1968 Starcraft Holiday 18 w/ 130 Merc + Alpha One Transplant I/O.
                My Resto Thread
                https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...35#post2683135

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                • #9
                  Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today.....now resized w/photo's.

                  Welcome,

                  Scrapping a starcraft?? perish the thought.. That is a sweet boat, and i'm sure with a little elbow grease she'll be looking tight on the water soon.

                  good luck with the restoration!

                  Tim
                  ------------------------------------------

                  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
                  https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...errerid=174999

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

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today.....now w/link to photo's.

                    I got some work done on the boat today. (My employer did not have any work for me today so I went home, could not have been happier).

                    Here's some of my perplexing thoughts on the day......

                    Interior and old vinyl out. Easy to do, just drill off the head and the panels popped right off. Side panels in good shape, easy recover. Back compartment sliding doors seem short were they all like that? They dont completely cover the compartment (strange).

                    Why only one air scoop duct on the bow and none anywhere else? Plus its pointed at the windshield. (Is that right?)

                    This boat has drill holes that I am going to want to fill on the top of the bow and gunwales. Whats the best way to do that? Not sure how I'm going to fix the hole they cut for a radio in the dash. I really don't want to try that, sounded like many a men better than me tried and failed. my dash has all kinds of add on's. I'm going to have to think about this one. Wiring behind the dash is a mess. Lots of junk added. Need better din rail setup or maybey a breaker panel.

                    I think I want to get that 75 hp beast off the back of this thing befor I start taking the floor out. Disconnect electric, steering, and trailer the boat to service and let them take look to see if its worth attemping to revive it, should be worth an hour or two of professional labor and expertise.

                    Pulley Steering, keep or replace. Thats a lot of motor. Even if I replace the motor I would still look at 50 to 60 hp. Never had pulley steering. Don't know what to exspect.

                    Got some things accomplished today, all went well, all thanks to all the restore threads befor mine.

                    Thanks guys
                    http://s940.photobucket.com/albums/a...raft%20Nassau/
                    Last edited by tgp***; November 22nd, 2009, 01:33 PM. Reason: Brain fart
                    2011 SOTY Award Winner
                    1966 Starcraft Nassau 1967 Mercury 650
                    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=364174

                    Photobucket 1966 Starcraft Nassau 1967 Mercury 650 Restoration
                    http://s940.photobucket.com/albums/a...raft%20Nassau/

                    1972 Starcraft Holiday 18 - No motor
                    https://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-b...in-586521.html

                    1973 Starcraft Islander 140 Mercruiser (SOLD)
                    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread....light=islander

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today.....now w/link to photo's.

                      Very nice boat..not to far gone either. JB Weld will fill the holes..I believe marine tex will also..Welcome to the STARCRAFT club..Look forward to your rebuild..
                      My 1960 or 1970 Something Starcraft SS Restoration Thread
                      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=362569

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                      • #12
                        Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today.....now w/link to photo's.

                        I replaced my dash panel board in my jupiter with a PVC trim board from Lowes. Great stuff. Very easy to work with and will never rot.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Restoring a Starcraft '66 Nassau

                          Just measured for marine plywood. Its 4' - 6" across with the section from the stern forward 9 ft. long. Do they make marine plywood in larger than 4' x 8' (that could be $$$, more phone work tomarrow). It looks like the floor was done in two pieces (front and back). I guess I'll learn more when I take up the floor. I also will have to get on the phone and get that 75 off the back of this boat so I can start floor removal sooner than I thought. The floor is not too bad, just soggy (the PO only had the boat for 4 months, the first time I looked at the boat it was full of water beacause the plug was still in it), should come out intact for a pattern.

                          I have read many threads on floor replacement here and other places. I can see sealing the wood with epoxy or poly. But to glass mat the thing? I'm not so sure. This boat is what? 43 years old, it has the original floor, and its not glassed and matted. I'm 50 and this boat will out live me without glassing the floor I would think.

                          Tomarrow I have more tear down and pieces to remove before the snow flies so I can park my truck in the garage. My goal is to get it stripped down and outside. Fun project.

                          tgp***
                          [http://s940.photobucket.com/albums/a...raft%20Nassau/
                          Last edited by tgp***; November 20th, 2009, 11:35 PM. Reason: grammar
                          2011 SOTY Award Winner
                          1966 Starcraft Nassau 1967 Mercury 650
                          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=364174

                          Photobucket 1966 Starcraft Nassau 1967 Mercury 650 Restoration
                          http://s940.photobucket.com/albums/a...raft%20Nassau/

                          1972 Starcraft Holiday 18 - No motor
                          https://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-b...in-586521.html

                          1973 Starcraft Islander 140 Mercruiser (SOLD)
                          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread....light=islander

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                          • #14
                            Re: Restoring a Starcraft '66 Nassau

                            That air scoop is only on the nassau..... it has (or had) a flexihose that leads down under the front piece of decking. I just figured it was to flush gas fumes from under the deck. Yes pointing backwards is just as effective and it will not force water under the deck in case you ever stuff the bow.
                            This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
                            Please, shop iboats first!!

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                            • #15
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                              Re: Rescued a '66 Nassau today.....now w/link to photo's.

                              Originally posted by tgp*** View Post
                              This boat has drill holes that I am going to want to fill on the top of the bow and gunwales. Whats the best way to do that? Not sure how I'm going to fix the hole they cut for a radio in the dash. I really don't want to try that, sounded like many a men better than me tried and failed. my dash has all kinds of add on's. I'm going to have to think about this one. Wiring behind the dash is a mess. Lots of junk added. Need better din rail setup or maybey a breaker panel.

                              photobucket.com/albums/ad241/tgp---/
                              I just fixed a bunch of these on mine. I used the epoxy putty that comes in a variety of brands and uses - I picked the "marine" type. On the smaller holes just push it from both sides - on the larger ones I used a metal backer (actually a penny, a quarter, and a 1" square piece of aluminum gutter). Mashed the epoxy on the backer and stuck it under the hole. On the top puttyed it over, wait and hour and sand. Worked for holes as big as a half dollar.
                              sigpicClark
                              "Bare Naked Lady" 1968 Starcraft Holiday 18 w/ 130 Merc + Alpha One Transplant I/O.
                              My Resto Thread
                              https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...35#post2683135

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