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by Islander78
15 Jul 2019, 19:07
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

Found the powerplant on ebay for $700 + shipping? Gunna find out if it was used in saltwater and how used it is..or if its new/rebuilt..newer used motors are the price of another boat 2-4k..
by Islander78
14 Jul 2019, 17:58
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

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Its too much damage..now what?
by Islander78
06 Jul 2019, 22:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

So last trip on the boat. She began to run at half speed and stalling..75hp Mercury Force 1996, discoverd by pulling plug wires, the center cylinder was not firing properly. I self diagnosed and replaced the CDM module, still not runnin right. Borrowed neighbors compression tester. Discovered 0 pres...
by Islander78
02 Jul 2019, 22:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

Any tips on top painting? It has its original baby blue but its been spray pained over..wondering if i should strip just the spray paint or just clean it really good and cover it..not really going for showroom quality becaus of all the flaws. Im thinking of doing some screw hole repairs..thinking of...
by Islander78
24 Jun 2019, 06:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

20190623_122501_HDR~2.jpg My neighbor has donated a convertible top to my boat project. Some adjustments to be made, i need new snaps for the windshield and the side runners to match the top. Its a few inches short to span the witdh of the windshield but the price is right, free! I also have comple...
by Islander78
13 Jun 2019, 20:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1964 Starcraft

So i started the electrical remodel on my boat. I went to my local Harbor Freight and lumber store and picked up some electrical components to help me, and also my local West Marine store for some accessories. Had an old friend donate some 14 gauge wire too. I know, not all marine grade, but this is...
by Islander78
10 Jun 2019, 22:02
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

I only gave em 150$ deposit..he may yet still be helpful as a referance person and i might still have em replace the transom n floor ply this winter. So, ive given the boat a good once over cleaning and taken her out for a few runs now. Ol girls tired and definitely ready for an overhaul. But still ...
by Islander78
08 Jun 2019, 20:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

20190608_111834_HDR~2.jpg After 2 months at mechanics i picked up the boat. Boating season is upon us and i have alot to do to it. Unfortunately the only thing he did was loosen all the nuts n bolts in the transom for me...instead of following thru and replacing the transom.. So i quickly tightened...
by Islander78
09 Apr 2019, 09:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft-correction 64'

Just found an old ad that shows the same windshield and bow hatch. The boat is a 64 not a 54 like the registration says
by Islander78
04 Apr 2019, 13:44
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

There are some parts i will be on the hunt for..these rear corner caps for instance..and i will also have to fix this design flaw, as to not allow water to run directly onto the top of the transom and cause rot!
by Islander78
04 Apr 2019, 13:38
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

I am also skeptical of the year of the boat. The registration says 54' so i can only assume..I just found a local Marine Service shop that will be able to professionaly replace the transom for me. So i hope its not an outrageous price, i feel no matter what the cost it will be worth it. I would rath...
by Islander78
04 Apr 2019, 00:45
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

I've been searching the internet for any records or pictures of the 54'. Id like to make it as original as possible. Does anyone have a way to find out more about this old Starcraft?
by Islander78
03 Apr 2019, 12:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

I am really excited to be able to give this boat a makeover. Any thoughts or ideas are welcome.
by Islander78
03 Apr 2019, 08:37
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

Heres what im facing. I counted 70 fasteners in the transom.
by Islander78
02 Apr 2019, 21:44
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 Starcraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

1954 Starcraft

Just inherited my Dad's boat last summer, he brought it down for my birthday. Thanks Daddio!..its been in the family since the 80's i think. I replaced the floor in it 10 years ago. Now it's mine to restore. Its a solid boat, but its in need of a rehab. First priority is replacing the transom. I wil...