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  • 115' of Huron Beach

    Hiya fellas! Well, it's been a quite a while since I've stopped by the iboats interweb. I've been way busy these days. So, what have I been up too?

    Well, I have bought and sold a few boats over the past few months, the important ones remain here on the property. I even threw away a couple of nasty glassers. I have been wrenching on my ol Honda moto, hopefully that will be ready to ride this summer. I've done a little work on the Islander but that is going to need to pick up in a big way here shortly - more on that later.


    The vast majority of my time, effort, energy and finances has been spent scoring this beauty....

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    That would be a chunk of beach on one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and we could not be more excited!!! It's a 115 feet of Lake Huron waterfront and 500 feet of northern Michigan wood. It's in between Cheboygan and Rogers City and we absolutely love it! The water is crystal clear, the sand is amazing, and the sunrise is spectacular. In this area there really aren't very many cottages so there's lots of elbow room, NO boat traffic (except for the gigantic freighters), and hardly any road traffic.

    We have been looking for just the right place for many years now, it's been a pie in the sky dream for a long time really. Then we started getting really serious late last summer. Scoring this piece of property has been an epic journey, lots of ups and downs, agreed contracts, failed contracts, major governmental challenges, on and on... But, in the end, I got it, just finalized the last of the documents a couple of days ago. And, at bottom feeder pricing too!!!! (Those of you who know me best would expect nothing less) Yah baby!!
    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

  • #2
    Congrats, welcome back, been some changes around this joint.........

    Give the SC section a read. Lots of Chieftains in the mix this year, and the 2 SOTY projects you missed are both great!

    Interested to hear whats up w/ the project rigs and see the Islander's splash. Been a journey, I'm sure you're all ready for it's conclusion.

    Pop in more often, and best of luck w/ the new waterfront property. Summer place? New permanent digs for the Jas & Son Boatworks
    Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO


    • #3
      Wow congratulations! Lake Huron sure had some beautiful clear blue water when I lived in Sarnia and played in that lake often! Enjoy it!
      SuperSport 160



      • #4
        Awesome score on the lake front ground! Those are some great pics of the view.

        Not much has changed around here, guys in love with old hunks of tin, frying pans, MBS, donor destruction, local tinners elevated to Mods^ and such.
        1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
        1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer


        • #5
          Well Golly, Look who's back. Good to see you, Jason!

          Beautiful looking hunk of beach. No wonder the Mob search parties couldn't find you - We didn't look in Paradise.

          Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
          That is what the forums are for.
          Only forum/moderator issues will be answered in PM's.


          • #6
            Ya, welcome back jason. I've missed those 4:00 am progress updates. Lake Huron is a jewel no matter which side you look at it from. - Grandad
            Winner 2013 Starcraft Splash Of The Year Award
            1972 21' Starcraft Holiday I/O Custom Rebuild

            Link to thread Calling All Ontario Members


            • #7
              Congrats man! Looking forward to seeing one or more boats on that piece of land there!!! Enjoy!

              1968 Starcraft Jupiter
              COMPLETED! rebuild thread - https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=524687

              1969 Falcon Rebuild
              COMPLETED rebuild thread - https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=541533

              1964 Jet Rebuild
              COMPLETED! and Sold rebuild thread - https://forums.iboats.com/showthread...=582064&page=2


              • #8
                Thats pretty awesome! I got here during your break from updates on your projects. Hope to see them get started again when the time comes. Im gonna have to go back through them again now.
                1977 Starcraft SS Resto- https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owne...ss#post9650875


                • #9
                  Look what the cat dragged in, Great to see you back Jason. Congrats on the very nice piece of real estate. Hope to see you around a bunch more, our Dollar is climbing back up slowly so GAB will need some help keeping us Kanucks at Bay
                  2012 SOTY Winner
                  Complete Restore 1976 Hoilday 18 "N 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
                  My 79 18 SS rebuild https://forums.iboats.com/showthread....hlight=dozerii "SOLD"


                  • #10
                    Congrats! Beautiful piece of property. Should have plenty of room to dock a nice fleet.


                    • #11

                      ...and welcome back!
                      Last edited by chemicalwire; May 11th, 2015, 05:50 PM.
                      1974 Starcraft Chieftain 18' outboard https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...tan-18-rebuild


                      • #12
                        feels like that episode of happy days when the fonz came back .

                        Now, punch the juke box, fire up some tunes and tell us what's going on with the islander.

                        Oh, and beautiful piece of property! Congrats.
                        My Project Thread: 1988 Sea Nymph GLS - 17'



                        • #13
                          back.. Great to see the world didn't swallow you up..
                          The pics or awesome to say the least..
                          As it has been said many times here Congrats on the property..
                          Hope you can find more time to spend on i-boats..
                          Just when I thought I was really learning, I continue to find out how little I really know.

                          Project thread
                          Deck Boat https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=471173
                          StarCraft https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...-18-ss-restore


                          • #14
                            Very nice Jason. Wet suits for everyone.

                            Using the popup of something a little more like home on the property?

                            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!


                            • #15
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                              Excellent news Jas!!!! Congratulations on such an ambitious acquisition! Great to see you back buddy!
                              aka BlueFin16
                              1975 StarCraft SuperSport and 70Hp Evinrude Restoration Thread