1963 Montgomery Ward Sea King / Starcraft Starchief

cadmaster02

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Placed the third seat tonight. Left enough room beside it so you can walk through getting in and out of the water. But there is enough room for a 4th if I wanted to. Also framed in the back deck. Still need to add some supports.
 

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cadmaster02

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The back of the boat is looking clean! Wiring is next on the list.
 

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cadmaster02

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The Tower of Power has been hung! Also, I found this steering wheel on Overton’s on clearance. It fits the style of boat perfectly.
 

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cadmaster02

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Working on a lot of wiring. USB, Fan, Bilge, Nav lights done. Done light, side lighting, and air horn to come.
 

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cadmaster02

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Interior lighting is complete. I ordered the Horn to make it legal. Also need to figure out how to hold the wiring up.
 

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briangcc

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I'd find a way to use some zip tie mounting squares. Maybe 5200 them as opposed to using the adhesive backing? Just a thought...
 

cadmaster02

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125 decibels of glory. Last bit of electrical is complete! Now onto paint and making sure the motor runs.
 

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cadmaster02

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Color is coming! Although, the gray primer does look pretty good as is. I found the original color code to match my old truck. Water Fall Blue.
 

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kcassells

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WoW! Very nice. Is all the wood teak? Just went back saw its cedar. Looks nice.
 

cadmaster02

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Getting ready to fit it back onto a trailer. Sanded and blasted trailer, and sprayed it with bedliner.
 

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cadmaster02

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Applied the graphics this week. Grote also just released the submersible rectangular trailer light kit, they look great!
 

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cadmaster02

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8.5 months later, about $4,000 and she is ready for the water. Pulled it out of the wood shop today! Hull numbers, and Montgomery Ward crest applied.
 

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