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  • #16
    oh my window shopping. Evinrude 140 with tilt and trim 750 on CL in NJ. Too bad I have to work in 6 hours and really should get rid of the Sea Ray and test compression on my 85 before I think about this. I just see speed in my future... Its only 2.3 hours away. Time to settle in and take a few small steps.

    18' 1980 Starcraft Supersport SS 140hp v4 Johnson
    1980 SS Restore Thread - splashed

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    • #17
      If my wife wouldnt kill me I'd have bought that 140
      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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      • #18
        Originally posted by ezmobee View Post
        If my wife wouldnt kill me I'd have bought that 140
        Hard to hide everything around the house that can be used a bludgeoning weapon.
        1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
        1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Watermann View Post

          Hard to hide everything around the house that can be used a bludgeoning weapon.
          Hahah it's not that hard. I survived a 2 boat surprise lol. I also have the key to the gun cabinet on my key ring haha
          18' 1980 Starcraft Supersport SS 140hp v4 Johnson
          1980 SS Restore Thread - splashed

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          • #20
            I found one of these on the SeaRay. It looks basically brand new. I may find a way to fit it on the SS

            27 Gallon Permanent Boat Fuel Tank, 36.5"L X 16"W X 11.75"H - Moeller Price: $259.15 @ iboats.com

            18' 1980 Starcraft Supersport SS 140hp v4 Johnson
            1980 SS Restore Thread - splashed

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            • #21
              Alright guys so a little update on the 18 SS. Played with it for a little while yesterday EZ stopped by. Thanks for the help EZ. Looked to test compression but I think the starter is weak. Pulled all the plugs and spun freely quite quickly. Starter was barely pushing flywheel around with plugs in it. Going back through the connections and solenoid to eliminate any bad cables causing Voltage drop.

              The longer I see the fiberglass SeaRay sit the more I want rid of it and the trailer under the SS. Thinking about stripping what I want and donating the rest to whichever charitable organization that will take it without a trailer.
              18' 1980 Starcraft Supersport SS 140hp v4 Johnson
              1980 SS Restore Thread - splashed

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              • #22
                A donation w out a trailer isnt likely to meet w many (any?) takers, IMO. Esp stripped....
                Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO

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                • #23
                  Kars4kids.org will take w/o trailer. I think all I want out of it might be the fuel tank and fire extinguisher. Motor said to be running its a 5.0 Ford 190 OMC. It appears to all be in tact
                  18' 1980 Starcraft Supersport SS 140hp v4 Johnson
                  1980 SS Restore Thread - splashed

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                  • #24
                    Sorry I'm just now getting back to you with pics of our casting platform.

                    Here are some shots of me building it. It is a piece of 3/4 plywood treated with spar varnish. I cut it so it just fits over the bow seating platform. About an inch around on both sides and at the front. I cut 2 pieces that form a sort of key way on the bottom that helps hold it in place.

                    In the pictures below you can see the forward key piece just under the cinder block I was weighing the piece down with while the carpet glue dried.





                    The finished piece works pretty good and supports my weight fine. I plan on adding an insert to allow me to put a casting seat in that can e moved to the bow area when going up and down the lake.







                    Mind you this does put you pretty high up on the bow so being careful while fishing with other people moving around the boat is a necessity. This allows for the bow seating to still be utilized which works out great for us as we only have helm seating in our 16SS due to wanting the stern open for fishing. I may ad seating that can be removed for cruising at some point but for now it is usually just the Admiral and I fishing and that works out good for us.

                    Starcraft Transom Repair https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...om-640860.html
                    Stratos Restore Thread https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...ep-630863.html
                    Dave
                    Elizabethton Tennessee

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                    • #25
                      In the pictures below you can see a door I added that we can close when the weather is cooler to block off the wind from the bow area as we go up the lake. I don't have a picture of it carpeted, but you get the idea/ It is carpeted to match the deck, and is dropped forward and becomes part of the deck for when I'm up there fishing. I hold it in place with a simple bungee when I have it closed. It is closed after I shut the center window and it blocks the air really well.






                      Yes I know I do not have good helm seat pedestals. I plan on replacing them hopefully this season.

                      P.S. the bungee chords you see on the steering wheel are what I use to keep the motor from moving around while trailering to and from the lake. Cheesy I know but it works.
                      Last edited by tnstratofam; January 17th, 2017, 11:29 AM.
                      Starcraft Transom Repair https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...om-640860.html
                      Stratos Restore Thread https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...ep-630863.html
                      Dave
                      Elizabethton Tennessee

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                      • #26
                        An added bonus to the casting platform is it provides another covered storage area that I keep a tool bag and tackle boxes in. We usually keep a cooler sitting right in front of the opening between the helm seats that acts as a step for the casting deck. The deck is just sitting in place with the bow cushions covering about an inch around, and it stays in place from its own weight really well. I've traveled down the interstate at 70mph without so much as a hint that the casting deck was coming up from wind.
                        Starcraft Transom Repair https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...om-640860.html
                        Stratos Restore Thread https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...ep-630863.html
                        Dave
                        Elizabethton Tennessee

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                        • #27
                          Strato looks nice. Thanks for adding pics. Looks kinda like what I want to do. Maybe cut hatches for under the cushions to maintain storage areas. I like it.

                          jbcurt00, yep they emailed back and said had to have a trailer.

                          I was going to test the starter today but I decided to pull it off and inspect it and clean it and here's what I found inside which would help to maybe explain why it's acting weak

                          18' 1980 Starcraft Supersport SS 140hp v4 Johnson
                          1980 SS Restore Thread - splashed

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                          • #28
                            Check into landfills. Seems the dozer operators enjoy crushing hulls...
                            Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by nrf414 View Post
                              Strato looks nice. Thanks for adding pics. Looks kinda like what I want to do. Maybe cut hatches for under the cushions to maintain storage areas. I like it.

                              We can still access the storage under the bow seating. The deck only rides on the lip of the cushion supports. It doesn't cover the storage under the seats. We just have to lift the cushions for access.

                              I store the anchor, extra life jackets, and some extra rope under the port and starboard bow seats.

                              Under the very front triangle cushion is where my trolling motor battery goes.

                              I can take the deck out and leave it in the cab of my truck if we aren't fishing and are pulling a tube or skiing. Although it's rare we do that now that the kids are grown and all but out of the house.
                              Starcraft Transom Repair https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...om-640860.html
                              Stratos Restore Thread https://forums.iboats.com/boat-restor...ep-630863.html
                              Dave
                              Elizabethton Tennessee

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                              • #30
                                Sign up today
                                Last night picked up 2 tilt and trim units. 1 works and 1s for parts and a starter at a killer deal.

                                Looking forward to getting the starter mounted and checking compression before moving any further forward with this motor. Should be able to do that this weekend, but won't be able to check compression until Monday. If it checks out and has spark might get this old girl running quickly. Still have to address tight steering and frayed throttle cables but at least I'll have propulsion.
                                18' 1980 Starcraft Supersport SS 140hp v4 Johnson
                                1980 SS Restore Thread - splashed

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