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  • 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

    AOK HERE WE GO!

    So here's the quick back story.....

    Back in the day, I rebuilt this Sea Nymph, and we had a blast with it! Fishing, tubing, totally awesome do all boat!
    http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/g...5/P1100424.jpg

    I had absolutely no intention of getting rid of that boat. Loved it!

    Now, all the while I dreamed of the big metal 26 footer. One popped up nearby, way over priced, kinda negotiated on and off for about 6 months. One day I shot him a trade offer of the Sea Nymph for that 26 footer, straight up, and wouldn't ya know it, he took it. I think I got the short end of the deal, but that's all right, as I now own and will restore giant rare bird one day...
    http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/g...V/P1110252.jpg

    Can't wait!

    OK, so now with the 22' Islander on the property and the big 26', I obviously had a gap in the fleet for the rivers and small lakes. I for sure needed something to fill that void. Scored a really nice Starcraft Mariner!
    http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/g...r/IMAG0730.jpg

    Owned that for a day, until the current owner found that he couldn't let it go for attachment/sentimental reasons.

    No sweat, no problem, he offered up this nice 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport for the same bottom feeder price, sweet!!!! So after sitting in the bone yard for a decade or so and recently dug it out of the snow bank, here she is, at home enjoying one of the first nice sunny days of 2014...










    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

  • #4
    Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

    Tagging along,...


















    Tiller??????,................................

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    • #5
      Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

      I'd call it a floating slushy machine with all that snow onboard


      Tagging along to see how this turns out.
      2017 Chaparral 19 H2O Ski & Fish w./4.3L 180HP Merc Alpha
      2005 Four Winns 200Le x/5.0L Volvo SX-M (270HP - FI) - ordered new, traded in on Chaparral
      1999 Bayliner Capri 1800LS w/2000 Honda 115HP - ordered new, traded in on Four Winns
      1956 MFG 15' w/matching Evinrude Big Twin 30HP - presumed to be a sandbox somewhere


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      • #6
        Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

        Nice looking addition to the fleet.
        Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO

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        • #7
          Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

          Subscribed, I love a good barn find, resto story. Thanks for posting.
          2004 Glastron GX235 Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E (serial # 4012108993) SX outdrive (serial # 4202094192)
          Seadoo and Kawasaki Jetskis

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          • #8
            Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

            Yep, this should be a good one.. following along!

            Can't wait to see what you have in store for this one.
            My Project Thread: 1988 Sea Nymph GLS - 17'

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            • #9
              Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

              Originally posted by Teamster View Post
              Tiller??????,................................
              I'd be lying if I said it hasn't crossed my mind. Several times actually

              Originally posted by briangcc View Post
              I'd call it a floating slushy machine with all that snow onboard
              This boat was really pushing around my Yukon XL on the haul home, she was really heavy with the 2' of wet/heavy snow. And now doubt the super heavy soaked expanding foam that lies beneath

              Originally posted by jbcurt00 View Post
              Nice looking addition to the fleet.
              I think she'll fill the gap nicely

              By comparison to my former Sea Nymph I know for sure she's a 1/2' longer and I'd guestimate probably about maybe 5" deeper and another 4"-5" wider. She'll be a bigger, more capable, roomier rig than the previous. Cool!

              Originally posted by Brian 26 View Post
              Subscribed, I love a good barn find, resto story. Thanks for posting.
              Thanks man! She won't see any action for a while though, I yet have another that needs my attention for at least the next few months

              Originally posted by Pmccraney View Post

              Can't wait to see what you have in store for this one.
              Yah, me too buddy, I have lots of ideas swirling around at the moment, we'll see where I actually land I suppose
              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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              • #10
                Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

                So after those initial photos I went ahead did just a little work, tore the bimini out, that's trash...


                I also tried to shovel out all that snow. Well, all the while I was being bombed with snowballs by these two rugrats!!!!!


                Darn kids! I taught those boys well (maybe too well)

                One thing about this boat I really don't think I can live with is the stern OB setup, check it out...




                By my calculations I am looking at nearly 12.5 square feet of potential cockpit room taken up by this giant splashwell and stern decking. Sheesh, that sure is a ton of space eaten up on this boat!

                I'm not so sure I can let that go. I may cut all that out and run a small splashwell to try and gain some of that back. We'll see.......

                Anyhow, thanks for stopping in fellas, cheers!
                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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                • #11
                  Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

                  Really nice hull Jason, personally I like the splash well design, of course I'm partial cause it's similar to my V5's should make an awesome project, pretty decent trailer as well as far as I can see, wonder what the HP rating is being as it's a pretty deep hull.

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                  • #12
                    Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

                    Originally posted by budski View Post
                    Really nice hull Jason, personally I like the splash well design, of course I'm partial cause it's similar to my V5's should make an awesome project, pretty decent trailer as well as far as I can see, wonder what the HP rating is being as it's a pretty deep hull.

                    Ah sheesh budski, that hoggs so much space on me back there. Yah, I really don't think I can let it go. I'm nearly certain we'll be chopping it out. Kinda like...


                    Knowwhattamean?

                    Yah, the trailer frame is sold, everything else is junk and will get a full rehab. Trailer rehab, so much fun eh

                    I can't make out anything on the Data Plate as it's completely faded...


                    .....but this hull would have to be rated to at least 90, maybe a little more. I should dig a little see what kinda data is on the ol interweb.

                    Cheers
                    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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                    • #13
                      Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

                      Enjoyed the initial history! Looks like a great project for you. I also like the boat-full-of-snow pictures...for a minute, I thought I was looking at craigslist!

                      Curious to see what you'll do with this one...
                      My project (with index): 1964 Jet Star: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...nabout-project

                      Completed condensed version: The Permanent Vacation

                      Make a New acrylic windshield: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...craft-jet-star

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                      • #14
                        Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

                        Looks like someone pulled the motor off that rattler, and put it on an attractive glasser

                        But ill tag along anyway hehe
                        "We all come from the sea. But we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we children of the tides, must return to it again and again."

                        Current Boats
                        10' tin gamefisher/Johnson 7.5hp ob
                        1991 Sea Ray 170br/AlphaMerc
                        1996 Century 1800 CC/Yamaha c85
                        1988 Imperial 280SF (under the knife)
                        1972 Checkmate mx-15

                        https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...cs-598307.html

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                          Re: 1984 16.5' Sea Nymph Ski Sport Rebuild

                          Boat: 1984 Sea Nymph SS175BL Fish & Ski pretty sure this is your boat it says 90 hp I would have thought it to be more.

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