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  • jacobmeyers
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    1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

    Hey boaters.

    I am going to pull my boat out of the dry rack this winter and convert it to a center console. I spent about 300 hours on the thing this summer and had a blast. I just couldn't stand driving it. My buddy bought a 19' Whaler Outrage which I fell in love with the concept of standing and driving.

    First off, I want anyone who knows anything that could halt this project to speak up now before I tear into it. I am looking to utilize existing consoles and windshields to convert into one middle console. We will be replacing the floor, running steering and electric through PVC in the floor, and possibly replacing the transom if rotted. I am going to pull out the front bow seats and make more of a triangle pad for easy anchor access. Considering moving the battery to the console.

    Here are some pics of the boat as is today. Click image for larger version

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

    I was able to get out to the boat launch this weekend and two failed attempts. Launched the boat, started it up, and drove it away. She is now sitting in her dry rack spot ready for opening day on Wednesday, May1st. It should be 73 and sunny, looks like a good evening for a beer on the water.

    Did notice that my speaker placement wasn't too bright, I may need to add two more facing the driver. Looking for a small but quality top mount speaker so I don't have to cut more holes in the console.

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

    Just in time for fishing! Congrats on not getting to big of a case of Mission Creep.... AKA full boat teardown.!!!!

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  • jbcurt00
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    Re: 1972 Starcraft Super Sport 16' Conversion to Center Console

    Originally posted by ezmobee View Post
    Nice! I'd fish it
    All day

    Hey, who was trying to figure out a yellow to use? This 1 looks pretty great: & not too yellow

    Great work Jacob. Enjoy.

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  • GA_Boater
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    Nice job! I think they closed the ramps so your fishing machine wouldn't take all the fish. I like the anchor/rode stowage.

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  • ezmobee
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    Nice! I'd fish it

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  • jacobmeyers
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    And some of the interior

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  • jacobmeyers
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  • jacobmeyers
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    And even more!

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  • jacobmeyers
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    Even more!

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

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  • jacobmeyers
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    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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  • jacobmeyers
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    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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  • ezmobee
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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.

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  • jacobmeyers
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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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