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by nerdtastic
24 Jun 2019, 19:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

So on to the seats and transom install. I am getting near the end at this point and looking back it is clear that somewhere along the I completely misplaced my common sense and went full on nuts with this build. Don't get me wrong I had fun along the way and it gave me something to do but I could ha...
by nerdtastic
24 Jun 2019, 17:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

So the work is progressing and I am nearly there but on to the updates, first a bit of electrical work. I wanted everything to be self-contained and I don't have a lot of room to work with so I built this out of a smallish plastic ammo box that should really help to keep everything dry and hopefully...
by nerdtastic
24 Jun 2019, 16:29
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

Hey Weldorthemagnificent sorry, it took me a bit to get back to this and yes I did successfully get it opened, turns out I had it moved far enough already if I had just stopped it would have been fine. I got it mounted and fired up and it still runs great. It didn't pee at first so I was worried abo...
by nerdtastic
10 Jun 2019, 20:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

The small release lever mentioned in my last postImage
by nerdtastic
06 Jun 2019, 14:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My freebie
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: My freebie

That is a great problem to have! of course, I am still having trouble finishing one build I can't imagine trying to do three.
by nerdtastic
05 Jun 2019, 20:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12 foot boat
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: 12 foot boat

sorry posted to the wrong thread :oops:
by nerdtastic
05 Jun 2019, 14:38
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

So last night I decided to set the motor on it to see how it looked and get an idea of what I wanted to with the transom cap, and yeah it looked great :D but... like an idiot, I thought I should pull the cowl and see how it looks since it has been in storage now for over a year. I grab the release a...
by nerdtastic
03 Jun 2019, 19:04
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

I am going to leave the seats the length they are which is a bit long. They have seasoned now for nearly 3 years and oak tends to be pretty dimensionally stable which is just one of the reasons it is so highly prized for boat building. Hopefully, they won't shrink much but if they do it should be fi...
by nerdtastic
03 Jun 2019, 18:21
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

You are right about the sandblaster, I kept thinking about it but didn't pull the trigger on it because I was worried the media would be too expensive. When all was said and done though it would likely have been about the same and taken half as long. I would be really interested to hear from any of ...
by nerdtastic
03 Jun 2019, 16:44
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

So the sanding and paint removal on the outside of the boat was so emotionally scarring it took nearly a year for me to get back at it and do the inside. Well, that and some family issues but back at it, I am. got the seats back from my friend that was helping me with them that is hand cut western O...
by nerdtastic
30 Aug 2018, 21:11
Forum: Motors
Topic: Would you run this prop?
Replies: 16
Views: 1580

Re: Would you run this prop?

Look around your area you can likely find a welding shop that can do prop repair. Mine was in way worse shape and my local shop fixed it for $60. They even Tig welded additional material were there was a big chunk missing out of mine. Worked like new until a buddy ran it up on a sandbar and bent it ...
by nerdtastic
24 Aug 2018, 03:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

So I think I have everything ready for doing the coat it tomorrow I washed it twice with simple green to degrease it tonight and went back over all the spots I found that I had missed the first time around with a small brass wire wheel. I have some phosphoric acid gell to do one last etching right b...
by nerdtastic
21 Aug 2018, 23:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

All masked off and ready to go for tomorrow. I am doing it in coat-it after talking to several driftboat builders that know way more than I do about protecting aluminum boats. I have to wait until tomorrow night when the temperature drops below the 90 deg. It has been today. https://uploads.tapatalk...
by nerdtastic
21 Aug 2018, 22:30
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: 1960 ish 12' starcraft

And just like that it is starting to look like a boat trailer again [emoji16]Image

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by nerdtastic
20 Aug 2018, 21:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 ish 12' starcraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

1960 ish 12' starcraft

So the family went over to the coast for a little quick git away, and I just happened by the marine supply in Newport and got everything to keep rolling. I got two new keel rollers on adjustable mounts so I can get everything lined up much easier and super heavy duty galvanized, also all the hardwar...