Buster's 1966 14' Foremost

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tinboat newbie
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well done! It looks great.... I just picked up a 1974 Starcraft today. It looks just like yours and I have similiar plans for it. Since I'm new, I want to keep it simple but make it look nice and clean. I was wondering how much you spent on materials so I have an idea of what I'm getting into. The boat came with a nice trailer that looks fairly new, evinrude 9.5 that runs but needs tuned up, minnkota 17lb trolling motor mounted on the bow, hummingbird fish finder (older model but works), lights, anchor, and all the small things you need. I paid $500 for it. The man got it from a relative so he didn't have much in it. It sounded like a good deal so I bought it on impulse and thought it would be a good project..... I love this site!! So many ideas! :mrgreen:
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Yours is about the same size as mine, how's your stability when you're on the front deck?

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I can rock it back and forth...and it's stable. No problems!

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bbarbee wrote:I can rock it back and forth...and it's stable. No problems!
I have an aluminum 12ft v-hull that I was thinking about remodeling like yours. I've never put a deck in a boat before. Is there a prefered height for the front deck for optimum stability?

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Fenwick wrote:
I have an aluminum 12ft v-hull that I was thinking about remodeling like yours. I've never put a deck in a boat before. Is there a prefered height for the front deck for optimum stability?
12' maybe too short. Read this first:
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9074

Stand on the front seat (carefully) and see how stable it is. You may just want to keep your modification a bit lower, or it may work out just fine.
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Fenwick
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Thanks for the info. :)

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Hey Guys, Nice Channels, there good eatin!!! :D

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On my boat mod I plan on putting in a casting deck. Do I need to use marine grade plywood or can I use something else? As for the carpet, can I use indoor/outdoor carpet from Home Depot/Lowes or do I need to purchase marine carpet from Bass Pro Shop/Cabelas/Boaters World/etc? I see you used wood bracing. If you could redo it, would you still use the wood or would you use metal angle bracing? Nice mod. :D

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Aluminum is expensive. I did wood just to save money. I do wish I would have used 2x2's instead of 2x4's. But the 2x4's got the deck to the height I wanted it. I did use marine grade plywood and coated it with fiberglass resin. I also got my carpet from lowes again for the money savings but with that said the carpet from lowes is decent carpet.

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How much did you spend on the project? I'm thinking of buying a boat like this, fixing it up, and then selling. So I'd like to know about how much I'd be spending. Thank you. :)

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Fenwick wrote:How much did you spend on the project? I'm thinking of buying a boat like this, fixing it up, and then selling. So I'd like to know about how much I'd be spending. Thank you. :)
If I remember correct it was about $350 for the wood, fiberglass resin, glue, carpet and seat post for the front.

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