1981 16’ Starcraft Seafarer Finished (New pics 6/5/12)

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Post by devilmutt » 29 Jul 2010, 03:30

Sorry these took so long, I've been a little busy.

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I haven't decided how to connect the ends of the 2x2 to the transom. I will either mount another 2x2 to the transom or bend some 90 degree strong ties to the proper angle.
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Post by MassFisherman » 29 Jul 2010, 15:02

No need to be sorry....Thank you so much for posting all this....This will be helping me out greatly on my build...Did you buy your 2x2's or did you cut 2x4's down to size? I was at Home Depot and did not see any 2x2's...

For your back deck you could run a some 2x2's down to the floor...or your ideas would work too..

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Post by devilmutt » 29 Jul 2010, 16:32

I ripped 2x4 on the table saw.
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Post by Zum » 30 Jul 2010, 12:05

Are the spindles for patios or banisters,2x2?
Just throwing that out there maybe there not big enough.
Still might be cheaper to rip your own.
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Post by devilmutt » 31 Jul 2010, 03:46

I'm not sure what they measure, but I doubt they would have been long enough.
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Post by MassFisherman » 31 Jul 2010, 14:30

I hate the table saw.. :x

I did find 2x2's at lowes...and 2x3's at Home Depot...

What did you use for adhesive on the carpet?

Do you have any pictures of the framing under the back floor? Looks like you fit the plywood on top of the groove in the boat...
Are you planning on putting a floor in the front also?

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Post by devilmutt » 01 Aug 2010, 01:33

This is the adhesive I used on the carpet, purchased at Home Depot.
ROBERTS 6700 Premium, Indoor/Outdoor Carpet and Artificial Turf Adhesive and Glue, Solvent Free, Non-Flammable 1 Gal. Pail

Model # 6700-1 Internet # 100117949


$12.97/EA-Each
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As for the floor, I don't have any pictures. When I got it carpeted I dropped it in to check the fit, it fit a little to good. I think it will have to be cut out when the time comes.

I did this picture in paint. The inner supports are 2x4s on end, the outer ones are 2x2s. I put a short 2x4 in the middle to keep the others from turning in. The 2x4s and 2x2 sit on top of the ribs and are screwed in place through the plywood. All of the plywood is 5/8". The floor sits in side of the groves and is real solid. I will be adding the front floor.

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Post by danmyersmn » 01 Aug 2010, 16:20

If you haven't mounted this yet, I found that 3M 5200 didn't stick to it when I applied mine. I ended up redoing this plate using JB Weld after 3 of the 4 holes behind it leaked on my boat.
devilmutt wrote:While looking for a fix for this,
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I found this at Cabela's.
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https://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... .jsp.form1

So I came up with this.
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After I came up with this great and innovative idea of using a cutting board I did a google search and found out I'm far from the first. :LOL2: So to solve the problem of holes in my transom, I drilled four more. #-o
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Post by devilmutt » 01 Aug 2010, 16:24

Thanks for the info, I'll keep an eye on that.
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Post by devilmutt » 06 Aug 2010, 02:17

Almost done. I still need to install the bilge pump, hook up the switches, install a few hinges, paint the inside, and secure a few items. I'm leaving town for a few days so all of that will have to wait until next weekend.

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My Jr. carpet layer.
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Post by Howard » 06 Aug 2010, 06:27

very nice, love the color sceme!

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Post by Brine » 06 Aug 2010, 08:25

Looks great, and looks like your young one will enjoy the trips to the lake.

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Post by devilmutt » 08 Aug 2010, 19:31

Thank you.
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Post by devilmutt » 15 Aug 2010, 03:46

DONE!!!

Almost done. Still have to paint the inside, but the humidity has been high.

The switch panel has been wired, and the bilge pump is installed. If the weather holds I'm going to try and get it on the water later today.
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Post by devilmutt » 16 Aug 2010, 00:31

It floats, and everything went great. With me (230lbs) and my oldest daughter (47lbs) we were able to hit a steady 26 mph on the gps. I'm not sure if that is a good speed or not, but it is plenty for what we will be using it for.

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I would like to say thanks for all the help this site and its members provide.

A few things that I learned along the way.
1. I need a bigger garage
2. A can of spray paint does not go far.
3. Building these boats is not cheap.
4. Use sharp blades for cutting carpet.
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