14 foot starcraft project for this year

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14 foot starcraft project for this year

Post by Prawndave » 15 Jul 2017, 12:16

Well I couldn't find a rubberized material that wasn't black and stumbled across enough carpet to do the entire boat and decks for 50 bucks ...got the floor done.
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Post by water bouy » 15 Jul 2017, 12:51

Looks good. Is there a chance you measured the width in the middle before taking out the bench to see if it's wider without it.
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14 foot starcraft project for this year

Post by Prawndave » 15 Jul 2017, 13:16

Ya it didn't change at all ...before the floor went in in was a bit worried about the flexing but I attached each cross member to the ribbing 2 or 3 Times and it's stiffer now than before the seat came out ....i still plan to brace the sides to the floor also using the bracing as rod holders.

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Post by Prawndave » 16 Jul 2017, 11:16

Bad pic but I started to frame the back seating deck and the little bump out for the stereo and fish finder and maybe switches.
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Post by Prawndave » 22 Jul 2017, 13:57

Not much time lately to get anything done but I slapped in the stereo and two of the speakers this morning.
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Post by gatorglenn » 27 Jul 2017, 03:26

Sweet


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Post by Prawndave » 30 Jul 2017, 16:34

A little more progress ... still have the front deck to finish up but I might get it on the water for a test before I do.
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Post by Prawndave » 01 Aug 2017, 20:08

I have a question about my trailer set up .... I need to purchase some new rubber and wondered what my weight might be. Obviously i can add up what I've put into it but what would my starting weight be close to ? What do you guys run for weight ratings on your tires ? Right now it has one rated for 900 and one for 5 ...16 inch diameter 4.80-8. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Post by Prawndave » 26 Aug 2017, 20:08

Had it out today on the water finally .... Was great ! Two of us walked around no problem and my buddy is a bigger guy ....Flys with the 15 and no flex in the hull even without the supports in yet. All in all this turned out great and seems like the perfect little fishing boat ....can't wait to finish that last few details. No fish today but still a big success.

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Post by SeaFaring » 31 Aug 2017, 20:40

Nicely done!


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Post by Prawndave » 16 Jun 2018, 21:44

Finally got some time to button up 90 percent of the build.
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Post by Prawndave » 16 Jun 2018, 21:45

One more.
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Post by Bridge4 » 17 Jun 2018, 10:32

Looking good, have you tried taking it out this year, or waiting for it to be finished? Wondering how your balance is.

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Post by Prawndave » 17 Jun 2018, 11:40

I had it out last year before the front deck was done and with someone in the front it was perfect .....without it wanted to porpoise a bit. The deck is alot lighter than my 250 lb buddy but im hoping its heavy enough that it should ride nice enough now with or without someone up front.

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Post by Bridge4 » 17 Jun 2018, 18:18

Prawndave wrote:I had it out last year before the front deck was done and with someone in the front it was perfect .....without it wanted to porpoise a bit. The deck is alot lighter than my 250 lb buddy but im hoping its heavy enough that it should ride nice enough now with or without someone up front.
I am going to be building a floor soon and am hoping the weight even things out myself. I have been putting my battery and gas tank in as far forward as they can safely when solo for now.

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