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  • The well traveled 1979 Starcraft 18' V5 SS

    My old Chevy is all gassed up and ready for a road trip tomorrow morning. Dozer and I have struck a deal on his well traveled V5 and will be meeting up this weekend for the exchange at the US - SK border in Montana. Tomorrow I'll go to Great Falls and stay the night. My resto buddy Herf43 will be taking the road trip with me as the admiral has to work. Looking forward to meeting up with Glen in person and I'll snap some photos of the exchange of tin at the border.

    Here is the link to Dozer's thread.

    http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...761-1979-18-v5

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    1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
    1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer

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    I don't know Watermann, looks like a lot of work to put a 4.3 in there

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FrankenCub View Post
      I don't know Watermann, looks like a lot of work to put a 4.3 in there
      I might be good on the power, I'm coming home with a 140 HP Merc OB but if she was an I/O then you know what she would have for power.
      1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
      1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer

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      • #4
        Safe travels

        And hope the exchange goes great! Be sure to check the bilge for contraband SafeStrip, the Canadian secret sauce for getting OEM SC vinyl paint off.

        I love the gas buddy app, but was that from their website?
        Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO

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        • #5
          I just can't resist little jabs about OB's lol, I can't stand them I should make myself get over it cause the next SC I've been eying is an OB boat, only 14'. I don't think an I/O would live well in it, or rather, the boat wouldn't live well.
          Is that an SS you're bringing back ?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jbcurt00 View Post
            Safe travels

            And hope the exchange goes great! Be sure to check the bilge for contraband SafeStrip, the Canadian secret sauce for getting OEM SC vinyl paint off.

            I love the gas buddy app, but was that from their website?
            Thanks for the well wishes John, yeah they have a map and directions feature that I took the screen shot of.

            Yes FC it's an SS.

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            1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
            1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer

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            • #7
              Ok, before I came here to iBoats I never knew they made aluminum hull bow riders. And the V5 thing threw me off too lol. Still learning all things SC and tin in general. Nice

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              • #8
                V5s are well riding hulls that are sought after
                Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO

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                • #9
                  Oh my, the obsession called MBS. That stands for More Bloomin' Startcrafts. LOL

                  Rob and Glen - Have good trips
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                  • #10
                    Looking forward to meeting you as well Rob. Gibbles will be scratching his head if he pops in and sees this thread
                    Glen
                    2012 SOTY Winner
                    Complete Restore 1976 Hoilday 18 "ĪN THE RED" Condensed version https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...-tin-out-re-do
                    Thread https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owne...mercruiser-120
                    1986 Starcraft SS201 (Complete) "SOLD
                    https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=543074
                    My 79 18 SS rebuild https://forums.iboats.com/showthread....hlight=dozerii "SOLD"

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                    • #11
                      It's amazing what you west coast guys consider a day trip. Travel safely.
                      My 1967 Starchief project
                      https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owne...aine-starchief

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                      • #12
                        It's a long trip but worth every mile!!
                        aka BlueFin16
                        1975 StarCraft SuperSport and 70Hp Evinrude Restoration Thread

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                        • #13
                          Safe travels guys. Looking forward to the trip report!
                          1976 Starcraft Kingfisher Frugal Functional Fix-up
                          1976 Starcraft Chieftain 18' OB - restomod
                          Garage Project
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                          There is a fine line between stoic... and DEAD.

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                          • #14
                            For whatever reason, I have a picture in my head of a cold war spy exchange.

                            A desolate bridge with armed guards on both sides. The boat sits in the middle. A black attache case is slowly walked across the bridge.

                            Safe travels for both of you.


                            1973 Starcraft 21 Mariner ---------------- 1966 Lone Star Medallion II --------------- 1963 14' Lone Star Big Fisherman

                            A Smart Phone is one that is Not in your hand when driving!

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                            • #15
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                              Safe travels to all of you, looking forward to seeing this v5 restored. From your map looks like you'll be at the AB (Alberta) border, only 3 hours from here. Certainly a nice day for a road trip.
                              Rob

                              2017 Starmada "Splash of the Year"

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                              I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
                              ― Thomas A. Edison

                              https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...-try-a-restore

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