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  • 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

    Brought home a new project today. Redid a SeaKing last year, and even though it was produced by Starcraft it just wasnt the same. LOL

    Anyone got any ideas on the year?

    Ive got another question and please nobody yell at me. If one where to cut the covered front section off the boat would it damage the structual soundness of it? This is going to be used for pretty much just a fishing boat and you loose so much area up front with that.






    Last edited by CBGale2; May 5th, 2010, 12:17 AM.
    Charlie '52 14ft DuraCraft: https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749 '69 Starcraft Falcon: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811 Card carrying member of the STARMADA. Have pitchfork, will travel for cheap hulls.

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    Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

    It can be done but will be a bummer with the windshield. If you do and remove the windshield a few folks are always looking for windshields from older Starcrafts.You could consider a modified bow with a side to side connection for stability and that would give you a slightly raised platform.. to cast from or a front seat.

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    • #3
      Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

      I was thinking of doing a bit of a raised platform on it. And I hear ya, Im torn on the idea of cutting it out. I really love the whole retro look to it but on the other hand it doesnt fit my needs. The windshied has what looks like a bullet hole in it that spidered out a bit on one side and a couple cracks where it mounts on the bottom mounts, would that still be something anyone would want? I guess its better than nothing huh.
      Charlie '52 14ft DuraCraft: https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749 '69 Starcraft Falcon: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811 Card carrying member of the STARMADA. Have pitchfork, will travel for cheap hulls.

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      • #4
        Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

        "I've got another question and please nobody yell at me. If one where to cut the covered front section off the boat would it damage the structual soundness of it? This is going to be used for pretty much just a fishing boat and you loose so much area up front with that."

        Yell
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        • #5
          Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

          I said no yelling. I havent made up my mind about it, I was just wondering how much sturctual stability that adds.
          Charlie '52 14ft DuraCraft: https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749 '69 Starcraft Falcon: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811 Card carrying member of the STARMADA. Have pitchfork, will travel for cheap hulls.

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          • #6
            Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

            I like to start with the gross parts first.

            Heres an idea for everyone. If you have a boat with a floor in it and it gets rotted out, instead of taking it out and replacing it.... just put some new wood ontop of the old stuff and throw some carpet ontop. What a mess, the biggest piece I took out was maybe 2'x2', the rest was shoveled out. Time for a shower.





            Charlie '52 14ft DuraCraft: https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749 '69 Starcraft Falcon: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811 Card carrying member of the STARMADA. Have pitchfork, will travel for cheap hulls.

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            • #7
              Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

              Wow CBG, the boat looks to be in great shape exterior and once you replace wood it looks like you would be ready for water. Yea, most of us have found how others "repair" floors, with another layer of plywood It is dirty work, but the end result is you have a sturdy stable floor that can make you proud. One more thing, its your boat, do what you want. But...I had thought of cutting the front bow like you want, I would be worried about losing structural and I just don't know if the space is worth it. Maybe get a SS in the future Good luck, Dale

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              • #8
                Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

                Originally posted by CBGale2 View Post
                I like to start with the gross parts first.


                Hey CBG, somebody took a great big dook in your boat man! Not cool!

                Wait, never mind. Looks like you got it all cleaned out. Nice work and nice rig!!
                1983 26' Starcraft Sportfisherman 261V Rebuild
                1976 22' Starcraft Islander Rebuild - SOLD
                1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild
                1980 16' Sea Nymph SS 165 Rebuild (swapped)
                1968 15' Starcraft Jet Star Rebuild (sold)

                115' of Beach on Lake Huron

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                • #9
                  Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

                  It was indeed nasty, I feel like I should wash it out with bleech or something. LOL. Also looked like mice had dug tunnels through all that floatation foam under there.
                  Charlie '52 14ft DuraCraft: https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749 '69 Starcraft Falcon: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811 Card carrying member of the STARMADA. Have pitchfork, will travel for cheap hulls.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

                    Nice job on the demolition.

                    Where are you located CBGale? You should update you profile to include your location. We SC guys like to know where everyone is from.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

                      Hmmmm, I used to have my profile info filled out? Its there now.

                      Can anyone think of someone that has taken a runabout and reworked the interior better for fishing (leaving the cover and windshield alone)? The back to back seating is great for cruising around but not so much for fishing. Need to have room for 4 people atleast. Need some visual ideas.
                      Charlie '52 14ft DuraCraft: https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749 '69 Starcraft Falcon: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811 Card carrying member of the STARMADA. Have pitchfork, will travel for cheap hulls.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

                        Hey another Michigan starcrafter! Welcome to the club.

                        I'd recommend going with pedestal seating, so when you're fishing you can move the seats around or even take them out altogether if you are fishing alone or with one other person. I agree that the back-to-back eat up tons of room on these smaller hulls.

                        Maybe install 4 seat bases to allow different configurations.

                        If you want an open-bow boat I agree that you should look for an old beat up SuperSport for a resonable price. I got mine for 1k and it came with a running 80hp motor, so they are out there and for good prices too.
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                        • #13
                          Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

                          Does anyone know if its possible to buy that aluminum trim piece that goes on the top rail on the inside edge, or is that something you'd have to find in a scrap yard?
                          Charlie '52 14ft DuraCraft: https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749 '69 Starcraft Falcon: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811 Card carrying member of the STARMADA. Have pitchfork, will travel for cheap hulls.

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                          • #14
                            Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

                            Originally posted by CBGale2 View Post
                            Hmmmm, I used to have my profile info filled out? Its there now.

                            Can anyone think of someone that has taken a runabout and reworked the interior better for fishing (leaving the cover and windshield alone)? The back to back seating is great for cruising around but not so much for fishing. Need to have room for 4 people atleast. Need some visual ideas.
                            Fours really pushing it in that 14 footer. I would say 2 guys is a comfortable fit. Three guys if you can share nice. I've done three on Lake St. Clair before in a 14 foot Blue Fin. Check your weight limit for four.

                            I see 16 foot SS Starcraft's all the time, might be time to upgrade (IMHO).
                            18' Starcraft; 1971 Offshore V ; Proud member of the Starmada since Jan 2010 (Starmada phrase coined by ozenine)

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                            67' 14' Sea Nymph-Big Water (finished)
                            16' Jupiter convert to a tiller (under construction)
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                              Re: 14ft Starcraft Falcon Restore

                              Its rated for 4 people. Usually I fish with 3 total at the most. Need spots for 4 to take the family out. Dont think anyone would be happy getting left on the dock.

                              Time to upgrade??? I just got it two days ago. LOL
                              Charlie '52 14ft DuraCraft: https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...to-639962.html '78 Starcraft Holiday Resto: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=461749 '69 Starcraft Falcon: https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=381811 Card carrying member of the STARMADA. Have pitchfork, will travel for cheap hulls.

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