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  • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

    Originally posted by jacobmeyers View Post
    Have been debating sanding and painting the hull / interior aluminum with rustoleum. I only really want to keep the boat for like a year, is it even worth it????
    Nice work Jacob. Especially with the winter we have had, kudos for working through it.

    Gave me a bit of surprise with only keeping boat for a year...I know it's soon but what will your future plans be? Would you do another resto? What type of boat would be in your future? Just curious.

    You ask about whether worth painting and my .02 is will you get additional value assuming you sell boat? Maybe a cruise through local CL, Iboats, etc. can give you some idea of value.

    Best of luck, good job.

    I get a kick on your pics with titles of Fairview as that's where grew up.
    1985 Celebrity 21'
    1973 Chris Craft 30'
    1979 S/N FM 161

    S/N resto underway https://forums.iboats.com/boat-resto...to-587503.html

    Remember:
    "Rust never sleeps !" --- Neil Young
    "There is never just one thing wrong with a boat" --- Travis McGee

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    • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

      Originally posted by jacobmeyers View Post
      Much Appreciated, ShowMeGuy. We were able to make it work. For future reference, where did you happen to come across the 45 angled fittings? Hoping I don't have to replace the one line I left on there, it seemed ok, I should have just done all of them.
      Grainger part number 6AYR8
      GRAINGER APPROVED VENDOR Street Elbow, Brass, 45, 1/8 In, PK 10 - Brass Pipe Fittings - 6AYR8|6AYR8 - Grainger Industrial Supply
      1973 Starcraft Chieftain 21ft ***VinTINage Chief***
      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...36#post3678136

      1973 Starcraft Super Sport 16ft ***Miss. Sippy Skew***
      https://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-...me-573261.html

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      • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

        Suns out and 70 degrees, you better believe I am painting the hull today. Those of you that piped in on my question last week won me over, I think it's best to paint the hull. Even if it's just a little part of it. It makes the boat look so much better. I decided to go with a yellow RustOleum paint. 2 coats with a clear coat next weekend. After sanding down the boat, taking off the numbers, and taping everything off, here is the outcome.


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        • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

          We worked on cutting out our Step2 play mats to fit the deck of the bow. This will serve as our pad for hanging out in the sun this summer. We got them cut out perfectly, only problem is sticking them to the deck. The deck is painted with a garage floor pain with the grip. Double sided velcro with a tape backing didn't stick to the play mat or the deck. I will have to figure something out for this. Here are a few shots of what we did.

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          • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

            Originally posted by Streetgang View Post
            Nice work Jacob. Especially with the winter we have had, kudos for working through it.

            Gave me a bit of surprise with only keeping boat for a year...I know it's soon but what will your future plans be? Would you do another resto? What type of boat would be in your future? Just curious.

            You ask about whether worth painting and my .02 is will you get additional value assuming you sell boat? Maybe a cruise through local CL, Iboats, etc. can give you some idea of value.

            Best of luck, good job.

            I get a kick on your pics with titles of Fairview as that's where grew up.

            Well if I were to only have this boat for a year, It'd be because I went bigger at the end of the season. I would really love to be able to spend the night down at the marina and not worry about getting home, you know, if I had a little fun. I ended up painting the hull a bit like you suggested. I think it improved it. Will look a lot better when we pull the tape off.

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            • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

              Originally posted by jacobmeyers View Post
              Here are some drawings I've done over the last few months. Believe me, driving one of these dual consoles Starcrafts in Lake Erie chop makes you think about standing up to drive all summer. I drove my buddies 19 Whaler Outrage a few times and just absolutely loved it.

              I have a hard time parting from the simplicity of the tin can for a glasser.

              [ATTACH=CONFIG]172089[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]172090[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]172091[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]172092[/ATTACH]

              Looking back on these concept drawings, how big did I think this boat was???? LOL. Nowhere NEAR this much room now that it's all set up.

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              • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                I would caution against clear coat. It's not really needed and makes the inevitable touch ups more difficult. I love the yellow, looks great.
                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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                • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                  The center console coversion looks great. I'm diggin the yellow paint.
                  1969 Lonestar Medallion restoration

                  1972 Glastron GT-160 restoration

                  1973 Silverline Grand Bahama restoration

                  1991 Galaxie 19' 4.3 Mercruiser
                  2007 F150 4x4 Supercrew
                  A boat is just a big hull in the water you throw money into.

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                  • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                    Originally posted by ezmobee View Post
                    I would caution against clear coat. It's not really needed and makes the inevitable touch ups more difficult. I love the yellow, looks great.
                    Thanks for the advice bud. You saved me a weekend worth of work. I'll be sure to return those cans of spray clear coat, they weren't cheap.

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                    • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                      Originally posted by jacobmeyers View Post
                      Thanks for the advice bud. You saved me a weekend worth of work. I'll be sure to return those cans of spray clear coat, they weren't cheap.
                      I here you. I spray bombed my last boat. I used Rustoleum Metallics on the topside which really needed to be cleared in order to have any gloss (the solid colors are fine) and MAN did I use a ton of can$! I think I could have had Maaco spray it for what I spent on rattle cans. The clear did not seem as durable as the regular paint either so definitely avoid it if you don't need it.
                      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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                      • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                        So guess what.... DONE!

                        We tried to take it out yesterday but that just didn't work out. The ramps were still closed, not sure why, the walleye are biting!

                        Here are some shots of the finishing touches. This is the anchor strapped down on the deck with the line wrapped up neatly. I have been wanting to do this for some time now.

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                        • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                          This is how we resolved the folding windshield issue. Because the windshield wasn't flush with the sides of the console, we couldn't use a latch. The original way of making it work was to mechanical. This simplified everything.

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                          • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                            No here are some shots of the boat from a bunch of different angles!!!

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                            • Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                              Even more!

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                                Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

                                And even more!

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