14 foot starcraft project for this year

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Prawndave
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Not sure exactly what model this is as the plate is worn clean. I know it's rated for a 30 horse and I think 900 plus lbs. Picked it up with the trailer for 500 and a 96 merc 15 horse for 650. Should be a great little fishing boat when I'm done.
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Things are happening
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water bouy
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Nice. What kind of upgrades are you planning.
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Mostly a flat floor with some decking in the front and back... going to keep it pretty simple for now since I really just want to get out on the water. Finished the transom and started framing the floor yesterday. Replaced some rollers and the lights on the trailer too.
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Some more framing started...still have to add all the supports and some cross members.
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What experience does anyone have with rubber flooring .... one im considering is mostly black but has a matte finished with a kind of a grey fleck to it.
Worried about it being too hot for the boy to crawl around on but I really like the idea of clean up. The front and back deck will likely be carpet.
In other boats I have had that shiney black runner stuff on the bottom of the boat but I'm hoping this stuff would be much much better and easy to cleanly install.

Prawndave
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I live in Ontario Canada so it's not like it's always that hot haha

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Nice boat.
Roller trailers are not usually the best for aluminum boats.
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No ...eventually it'll get stripped down and cleaned up too and I'll throw some bunks on it. With the amount of time I work and since I sold my other set up to buy this it's now becoming a rush to get it in the water.

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Almost ready for the floor to go in ... really stiffened things up.
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Getting closer to being on the water everyday ....just have to decide what I'm doing with the flooring then build some decks and pop in the stereo.
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Had to break down and purchase a new cover ...not having a garage and all this rain is really annoying
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it looks like a seafarer by starcraft. Don't go to high on the floors, it will be real unstable, i have a starcraft 14 footer also and had to lower mine. Mine is older then yours it's a 1958 modified ski champ. The 15 horse will move it nicely i have a 20hp johnson on mine. The picture with the carpeted deck was before i changed it, that was the way it came and it was unusable like that, felt like the boat would roll over, very unstable, the other picture is the change i did and took it out fishing 100 percent better and stable, note all three seats are right in the center.
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I am working on a 16' Starcraft Seafarer. Mine is a 1981 and appears very similar to yours in floor /rib design and style. Mine is only rated for 5 people and 780lbs from what little I could read on the faded placard. I believe it's only rated for 35 or 40hp too. I'm just going to put a 15 or 20hp on it because I don't plan on using it for big water. If my needs evolve down the road, I'll save some more money and trade up for a bigger motor but for now I think 15 to 20 will be plenty. Many of our mountain lakes here in AZ won't even allow gas motors. Those that do usually limit it to 10hp.

The trailer that I got with the boat, I think, was homemade. It was a tilt style trailer with a handle in the front so you could dump the boat off easily. I put a pin through the frame to lock it in. I also had a friend help me weld some Bunk Bolster Brackets (C.E. Smith brand) onto the trailer to mount bunks.

Good luck with the project. I laughed because most of my pictures come in sideways or upside down too. This Forum software must be from 1996.

Link to my project here: https://www.forum.tinboats.net/viewtopi ... 21&t=43099

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The height of the seat won't really change ..basically just sheeting over that stock seat for some storage in the back and front ...hoping to maybe get the flooring completed and get a little test ride in before I get much more done.

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