Starmada Splash of the Year 2014
- Jan 12, 2013
Do you know what the dimensions on the mahogany are? Almost appears to be a 1x8 or so, cut into a curve. Mahogany is all special order stuff here in Colorado, so it would be very helpful to order the right stuff. Thanks for the picture, that fills in all the information I’ve been missing as far as what is supposed to be there.Well it's great to see the old Chief found someone to love her again, welcome aboard.
The bow support section was solid mahogany, here's mine prior to putting the cover and cabin on.
I don't know for sure, it could be it was a 1x8 to start with it is 1" thick. Personally if mine would have been rotten or missing then I would have used some regular lumber and sealed it up well as it's for the most part not even visible and SC had the wood covered with a black vinyl on the outer longest arch.Do you know what the dimensions on the mahogany are? Almost appears to be a 1x8 or so, cut into a curve. Mahogany is all special order stuff here in Colorado, so it would be very helpful to order the right stuff. Thanks for the picture, that fills in all the information I’ve been missing as far as what is supposed to be there.
Great progress, looks like you're diving right in!
Like Watermann said, the wood supports aren't visible really so if replacing you don't have to be as fancy as mahogany or teak. In my 74 Chieftain it has plywood supports under there... I was surprised as my Starchief had the mahogany. In any case- strong sealed wood supports of any kind would do. Definitely important that this area is well reinforced.
Check some of the Holiday builds, this one has good dog house info.
I usually travel to the U.S. to liberate old Starcrafts, but I found this nice Holiday in Cranbrook B.C Can. The hull was straight and the drive train looked good, the five coats of paint on here well that was pretty rough. The interior well it was 36 years old and the boat was well used...forums.iboats.com
Dozer is an artist.
I remember following along with this one.
I did my best to follow his lead and do the polished sides and bottom.
That man surely knows his ****, I gave up and went with the sides on my chief only but not a mirror polish.
That's not something that I'll ever attempt again.
Nice looking start. Wish I had a helper like that. Mine has 4 legs and is of no helpHi everybody. By way of introducing myself, first off: Before last Sunday I basically knew nothing about boats. I gave my cousin some rolls of barbed wire, and his way of saying thanks was to give me this boat. I do believe he got the better deal.
It was his father-in-laws, and my cousin stripped the entire interior with the intent of remodeling it. What I have is a pile of aluminum brackets, some odds and ends, and a bit of a mystery. After finding this forum and looking at pictures, I have a pretty good idea of what it SHOULD look like. It has the online 6 inboard engine, which was rebuilt shortly before the boat was gutted. The outdrive was locked up, but after I removed it and soaked the linkage it freed up and seems to be OK. I’ve got a bellows kit coming to replace the cracked ones.
At the moment, I think I have two puzzles. I have no idea where the original dual fuel tanks were located. My cousin had put an obscenely large below deck tank it that wasn’t remotely below deck. I ripped that out and rebuilt the aluminum stringers he cut out, and now would like to find some proper tanks and put them back where they go.
Second, when I got it the cabin windshield was cracked. While steam cleaning the boat, I put some weight on the nose of the cabin and the roof pushed down, separating from the windshield. Now I have more cracks. Looking from underneath, there seems to be no framing or support brackets. I find it hard to believe that that section wouldn’t be designed to carry at least a little weight. Does anyone have any pictures of the ceiling area at the very front of the bow?
So far, I’ve finished shredding the interior of the boat. I ripped out the floor, got some of it recut today, still have to stain and varnish. I believe I’ve puzzled out the cabin wall. Thankfully he didn’t toss the door and trim.
Here’s a couple pics - pardon the mess. It started raining about the time Em and I got the stringers fixed and I didn’t get any after pictures.View attachment 387359
View attachment 387358