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  • 1963 16 ft Starcraft Jupiter restoration

    Super hot today so got out the umbrella and went to work on taking apart the boat. first thing was to make a motor stand out of scrap wood I had and get the motor off.
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=424635

  • #2
    Re: Starcraft Progress

    Can't wait to follow your progress! I am still looking for one. I think they are extinct in these parts.

    BTW, Nice pic and post plenty of them as you go!
    Your boat may be new, but I'm not making payments every time I go to the lake!
    69' Hydroswift Hardtop 18' o/b
    My restoration thread:
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...30#post2848330
    89' Cajun Espirit 185 Travis edition
    88' Johnson GT 150
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    • #3
      Re: Starcraft Progress

      Thanks Robby. These pictures would not be here without your help and you were right as once you start loading pictures It seems easy.
      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=424635

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      • #4
        Re: Starcraft Progress

        Look ma no motor.
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        • #5
          Re: Starcraft Progress

          Did you order a motor eyelet?
          Your boat may be new, but I'm not making payments every time I go to the lake!
          69' Hydroswift Hardtop 18' o/b
          My restoration thread:
          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...30#post2848330
          89' Cajun Espirit 185 Travis edition
          88' Johnson GT 150
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          • #6
            Re: Starcraft Progress

            And the motor on its (new) stand in the basement.
            Last edited by v8mgbal; July 31st, 2010, 07:05 PM. Reason: picture
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            • #7
              Re: Starcraft Progress

              No I cheaped out and attached chains to the brackets that hold the top cover on as there were four of them and very heavy duty. it worked great and I only had to lift it about 6 inches and turn and lower it onto the stand. plus it did not cost me 40.00 bucks
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              • #8
                Re: Starcraft Progress

                Progress today as I began my deck removal to see what horrors lie beneath. first I decided to go ahead and remove the splashwell as it looked to me to make it easier to get to the transom area.
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                • #9
                  Re: Starcraft Progress

                  Made myself a cheap sun shade to keep cool under and can take it down when not used.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Starcraft Progress

                    then I went to work pulling up the deck and found what we all hope to find(not) as the PO left the old decking down and it was rotten and soaking wet and HEAVY.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Starcraft Progress

                      After I removed many buckets of old decking and heavy soaked old white float material as that stuff was like a bis sponge and I weighed each bucket just because I was curious. I filled the back of my truck with 365lbs of crud.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Starcraft Progress

                        You are still in the fun stage Trust me you will have a few bad days but they pass ........ restoring is fun work!
                        This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
                        Please, shop iboats first!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Starcraft Progress

                          After some cleaning with lots more to do it looks a lot better and seems a whole lot lighter. almost ready for a leak check.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Starcraft Progress

                            Awesome progress. I guess you saw I gave up on finding a Starcraft and wound up getting a glasser.

                            I am going to adopt your sunshade idea into one of my own. Wonder what the Mrs. will say?
                            Your boat may be new, but I'm not making payments every time I go to the lake!
                            69' Hydroswift Hardtop 18' o/b
                            My restoration thread:
                            https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...30#post2848330
                            89' Cajun Espirit 185 Travis edition
                            88' Johnson GT 150
                            sigpic

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                              Re: Starcraft Progress

                              One more picture of the cleaned out area and soon to start patching and repairing. hope I saved enough of the old deck to make a new deck. but I am really happy to get that old crud out.
                              https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=424635

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