16' Starcraft V-Hull Project

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16' Starcraft V-Hull Project

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I bought this boat last year, upgraded it with a new yamaha 20HP, and added a fishfinder. Then we fished with it all season...while I read through this forum. This place is just full of good info. Thanks Everyone!

This year I am going to try and make the boat a little more comfortable for my boys and I. First I will be working on the casting deck and then move on towards the back.

Big thanks to devilmutt. His boat is very similar to mine and he has saved me lots of time by using his design.
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2 orange plastic paddles that fold and float

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Looks good!
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Looking good!

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I like the new layout, and the help. =D>

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Ok I have been busy...sealed all the wood 3 coats with hellsman,installed framing,installed decking,installed one hinge,installed seat base..

Next things to ... cut out radio and speaker holes ( this will be right under trolling deck ), install trolling motor , ect ect...

Note pictures are out of order...I wont let this happen again :)
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20HP Yamaha 4-stroke
minn kota troller
2 orange plastic paddles that fold and float

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16' Starcraft V-Hull Project (updated 4/27/11)

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More pics...
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Looks great. Are you going to have room under the trolling motor deck for your battery?
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devilmutt wrote:Looks great. Are you going to have room under the trolling motor deck for your battery?
There is room but I would have to make a hatch in the trolling motor deck but thought it would be more solid without the hatch...it looks like that is going to be wasted space at the moment...my battery will go under the deck similar to yours. Thx.
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2 orange plastic paddles that fold and float

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I have one question how did you mount all the wood framing for the decks to the boat itself? Cause I was thinking of doing a similar mod but the only thing I w
ould need to know at this point is mounting the frame!

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Looks awesome so far!
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Grizzlyman1489 wrote:I have one question how did you mount all the wood framing for the decks to the boat itself? Cause I was thinking of doing a similar mod but the only thing I w
ould need to know at this point is mounting the frame!

The frame is mounted to the bench with some 90' brackets and it is mounted to the triangle piece up front with some brackets.
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Trolling motor is mounted, front and back floors installed,radio piece is ready to take radio and speakers...
I noticed my casting deck need some support on the far edges...need to figure this out...and hopefully I dont nee to pull everything out.

Next, make side boxes for rods to rest on and storage, install middle and back bench seats, install radio/speakers, and wire up...fun fun fun!
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20HP Yamaha 4-stroke
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16' Starcraft V-Hull Project Update 5/25/11

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radio and speakers are in, second section complete. Next is the back section. Here are some pictures from my cell phone. I will post some better ones once this is completed.
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How does it fish?
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devilmutt wrote:How does it fish?
It fished great last year. :)

We are planning to take her out Monday depending on the weather for the first time with the new interior...If all goes well I will post our catch. Thanks for asking and take care.
16' Aluminum V-Hull Starcraft https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=19040
20HP Yamaha 4-stroke
minn kota troller
2 orange plastic paddles that fold and float