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  • 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

    I thought I'd start a new thread to get this project going. I plan on starting to take things apart in a few weeks after we go on vacation and I finish a few honey-do's. I did get it into the garage and it's fits better than I thought. There will even be room for the mama-mobile.







    I have many questions but won't dump tham all on you now. I am very mechanically inclined and work in the Tool and Die trade, but this is my first boat restore. We plan to restore it back to original (paint scheme and upholostery) and maybe add a matching bench across the back. I plan to take it down to the bare hull and fix everything that it needs. I don't fish but look forward to help and ideas you guys may have.
    A couple things I'm wondering about:
    Paint: Can this truly be a do-it-yourself thing and make it durable and look as good as original? I have patience and can follow detailed step-by-steps as far as prep and stuff.
    Holes: What's the best way to fill small drilled holes in the gunwalls and dash? Epoxy? or should they be filled with weld and smoothed out?
    Rivets: I know there are a few that need to be replaced. What all do I need to do this and how? I will be getting some Gluvit as well.
    New Floor and possibly transom: Coat it with what? Fiberglass mat too? Do I need marine ply? Or what's the next best thing?
    Rub Rail: Is new availiable? (the rubber part)
    I could go on and on, but we're just getting started. :-))
    Dave P.
    1979 22' Starcraft Supersport V5
    w/ 1985 Evinrude 140

    My original thread about my boat:
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=416445
    My restoration thread:
    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=427003

    1995 FourWinns Freedom 3.0 I/O.

    1995 14' SeaFarer LW
    Sold....https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=543525

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    Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

    a 22' v-5 .... i officially hate you ....... LOL
    my SS resto

    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=355025

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    • #3
      Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

      Conrats DJ and welcome. The best thing I can say right from the start is read. Look at North Beach's, EZ, and other threads under the Restoration Thread. It will answer most if not all your questions. We all follow a similar path on our resto's although there may be a tip or a change every now and then. On here the only thing we haven't done is melt the aluminum and forge the hull itself.
      So grab a drink, sit down, and learn by reading, besides, it's fun.

      Some people say " They Can"
      Some people say " They Can't"
      They are both right.
      18' SS for fshngho
      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=417083

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      • #4
        Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

        Nice boat! I have a 22' V5 too!

        5 speed

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        • #5
          Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

          HERE WE GO!!
          We have had the boat out 10 times since buying it and thought I'd better get started working on it to try to be able to use it next year. I spent all day cleaning and organizing my garage and was able to get about 3 hours working on it tonight.
          I was able to get the seats out, the controls disconnected, the starboard side panel and a section of floor out with what I expected to see under it.


          Yep, thats right, pour in foam that I believe was added to support a sagging floor.





          I didn't spend much time on chopping foam but it seems quite brittle and acts like it may pop out in pretty good chunks. I don't think it will be that bad. We'll see.





          Hopefully tomorrow night I can get the port side panel out and some more floor up.
          Dave P.
          1979 22' Starcraft Supersport V5
          w/ 1985 Evinrude 140

          My original thread about my boat:
          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=416445
          My restoration thread:
          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=427003

          1995 FourWinns Freedom 3.0 I/O.

          1995 14' SeaFarer LW
          Sold....https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=543525

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          • #6
            Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

            Lookin' good! Enjoy yourself!!
            The link to my Mark Twain Rebuild:
            https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...ght=mark+twain
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            • #7
              Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

              Originally posted by djpeters View Post
              I have many questions but won't dump tham all on you now. I am very mechanically inclined and work in the Tool and Die trade, but this is my first boat restore. We plan to restore it back to original (paint scheme and upholostery) and maybe add a matching bench across the back. I plan to take it down to the bare hull and fix everything that it needs. I don't fish but look forward to help and ideas you guys may have.
              A couple things I'm wondering about:
              Paint: Can this truly be a do-it-yourself thing and make it durable and look as good as original? I have patience and can follow detailed step-by-steps as far as prep and stuff.

              Yes! Just research the paints and follow the manufacturer's directions to a T. And remember, don't mix brands. I had never painted anything before this boat!!

              Holes: What's the best way to fill small drilled holes in the gunwalls and dash? Epoxy? or should they be filled with weld and smoothed out?

              I used a gizmo that looks like a rivet on one end and a threaded bottom with a nut. Looks like factory and I don't have to worry about it flaking off due to flrxing or bad mix.

              Rivets: I know there are a few that need to be replaced. What all do I need to do this and how? I will be getting some Gluvit as well.

              If they are bottom rivets you can thru bolt with 5200. Take a look at the mariner thread in my sig. On all the others, just a good rivet gun from Home Depot or Lowes and you can order rivets from Jaycee rivets. They'll even walk you thru what you need if you call them. www.rivetsinstock.com

              New Floor and possibly transom: Coat it with what? Fiberglass mat too? Do I need marine ply? Or what's the next best thing?

              If you plan on keeping the boat then there's really only one answer. The right way is Douglas Fir Marine Grade plywood-same thickness as what's there. Multiple coats of General Purpose Epoxy with medium hardener and 10 oz cloth on the top will make it bullet proof. I bought mine from Joe Merton www.mertons.com

              Rub Rail: Is new availiable? (the rubber part)

              You can get the vinyl insert from taco marine.

              I could go on and on, but we're just getting started. :-))
              Not trying to toot my horn but to get good look at floors and paint, just check out the sunchief thread below. you don't have to do it all that way but it will give you some general direction. I tried to go into a lot of detail on both the floor and the paint.
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              Sunchief In Motion!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOO34zeE_Vg
              Sunchief Restoration! https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=286412

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              • #8
                Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

                NB...Your the man!!! Thanks for the great info and I will revisit your Sunchief thread for sure. I am excited to get started to say the least.

                Well off to bed, up at 5 am.

                Thanks.
                Dave P.
                1979 22' Starcraft Supersport V5
                w/ 1985 Evinrude 140

                My original thread about my boat:
                https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=416445
                My restoration thread:
                https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=427003

                1995 FourWinns Freedom 3.0 I/O.

                1995 14' SeaFarer LW
                Sold....https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=543525

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                • #9
                  Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

                  Oh yeah I almost forgot. You need to remove the side panels and the trim piece at the bottom and take the plywood decking out in full pieces. You'll need them for templates when you cut your new plywood decking!
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                  Sunchief In Motion!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOO34zeE_Vg
                  Sunchief Restoration! https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=286412

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

                    I don't have any advice that hasn't already been given. Just following along! 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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                    • #11
                      Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

                      Had a little time to work on the boat tonight. I believe I have factory pour in foam and lots of it. Its seems real dry even though the floor pieces were dripping water as I took them out. I would have to think this boat would float if it was completely filled with water.







                      With that gas tank down the middle it kinda makes the floor into a lot of pieces. There was one long piece down the middle over the tank, with two pieces on either sides, so I have taken out 5 pieces so far. I don't know how to simplify it without covering the tank connections and sender up.

                      Oh, you see the foam under the floor in the middle there? I believe that was added to support the floor. If you look closely the consoles are raised up in the middle. When I close the windshield it's off a mile.

                      Dave.
                      Dave P.
                      1979 22' Starcraft Supersport V5
                      w/ 1985 Evinrude 140

                      My original thread about my boat:
                      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=416445
                      My restoration thread:
                      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=427003

                      1995 FourWinns Freedom 3.0 I/O.

                      1995 14' SeaFarer LW
                      Sold....https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=543525

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

                        Yeah bud. They just pumped the foam in and it expanded too much raising the floor. Probably not a poured in foam. I's probably some of that froth pak crap from the 80's.

                        you ganna take the consoles out and redo the entire floor?
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                        Sunchief In Motion!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOO34zeE_Vg
                        Sunchief Restoration! https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=286412

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

                          Originally posted by North Beach View Post
                          Yeah bud. They just pumped the foam in and it expanded too much raising the floor. Probably not a poured in foam. I's probably some of that froth pak crap from the 80's.

                          you ganna take the consoles out and redo the entire floor?
                          Yup, the plan is to get it down to the bare hull to fix some leaks.
                          Dave P.
                          1979 22' Starcraft Supersport V5
                          w/ 1985 Evinrude 140

                          My original thread about my boat:
                          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=416445
                          My restoration thread:
                          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=427003

                          1995 FourWinns Freedom 3.0 I/O.

                          1995 14' SeaFarer LW
                          Sold....https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=543525

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

                            Tonight...about 2 hours of foam removal.



                            I had to make a foam saw, this may be the only one in the world...



                            My other tool of choice...



                            Once this all gets all powerwashed it should look pretty clean.



                            I am going to pickup a large shop vac and a 6x8 trailer with sides from my Dad tomorrow to haul all the foam to the dump. Otherwise I figure this may take 100 trash bags or so.
                            Dave P.
                            1979 22' Starcraft Supersport V5
                            w/ 1985 Evinrude 140

                            My original thread about my boat:
                            https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=416445
                            My restoration thread:
                            https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=427003

                            1995 FourWinns Freedom 3.0 I/O.

                            1995 14' SeaFarer LW
                            Sold....https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=543525

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                            • #15
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                              Re: 1979 22' Starcraft SuperSport V5 Restoration

                              Hey. Great job on the foam removal. That stuff really sucks. Keep picking away at it. It was a surprise that that was one of the bigger pains in the butt of the whole job.
                              https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=319609

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