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Post by ky_madman » 24 Mar 2008, 18:08

Well,
I've started the rebuild of my 14ft. 73' Starcraft V-Hull. This boat hadn't been moved in 4-5 years and was in desperate need of a make-over. Here's a few photos of what's been done so far. This site has been the inspiration for this build. Since this build started, I bought a bigger bass boat for Lake and big river fishing, so this will be used, mostly, in a electric-only reservoir. I'll rebuild & keep the 20hp Chrysler...just in case. Thanks for all of the input from the members here :D

This is what I started with
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Post by ky_madman » 24 Mar 2008, 18:17

Here's a few more photos
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Here's the shell, cleaned out ready to start. You can see the 20hp Chrysler on the transom.
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This is my 15 yr. old son applying the duplicolor bedliner.
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Post by Jim » 24 Mar 2008, 20:56

Nice Start! Looks much better with out all the stuff in it! :D
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Post by ky_madman » 24 Mar 2008, 21:08

few more photos
Checking New Seat Fit
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Used Aluminum Angle iron for the supports
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Front Decking
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Front Deck after primer, awaiting Carpet
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Trolling Motor Mount - Bottom
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Trolling Motor Mount - Top
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Fresh Paint
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Once it starts to all come together, I'll take more detailed photos. I'll also take some outside of the paint, once the weather improves.
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Post by GatorTom » 24 Mar 2008, 21:17

Looks great. I decked a 16' Starcraft that looks a lot like yours last year.

Here's the share-a-project that I did on my rebuild.

https://www.shareaproject.com/pages/proj ... 45,00.html

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Post by Waterwings » 24 Mar 2008, 22:08

Great work Ky Madman and GatorTom! 8)
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Post by ky_madman » 24 Mar 2008, 22:32

Thanks Waterwings. I'm using the same carpet as you.
Great Job Gator! It funny how similar our builds are shaping up to be. I ran pvc for wiring too, and used the seats to brace the decks. Very nice boat you've got there!
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Post by ky_madman » 24 Mar 2008, 22:33

Thanks Waterwings. I'm using the same carpet as you.
Great Job Gator! It funny how similar our builds are shaping up to be. I ran pvc for wiring too, and used the seats to brace the decks. Very nice boat you've got there!
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Post by Waterwings » 24 Mar 2008, 22:41

Can't hardly beat the price of that Lowe's marine carpet, and it's not bad stuff either. :)
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Post by ky_madman » 21 Apr 2008, 19:32

Been kind of slow lately, but I have a question. I'm putting in a cooler-type livewell. How do I run the drain? Can I "T" it in to the bilge pump hose? Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
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Post by GatorTom » 21 Apr 2008, 23:13

I have a pumpout drain in the bottom of my livewell and an overflow drain towards the top that are T'd together with a one way valve for the overflow. Mine's towards the front and I didn't want to run hose all the way to my bilge pump outlet. So I ran another outlet out of the side above the waterline.

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Post by ky_madman » 06 May 2008, 06:10

Thannks for the info. I'm getting ready to add some new photos of the build-up.
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Post by ky_madman » 06 May 2008, 06:49

Although I'm not done with the build, it was time to put it on the water...That means time to go fishing!

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To This =D>
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My oldest son's first fish of the year. The bite was slow, I guess because of a cold front, but still a good day on the water.
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Post by Jim » 06 May 2008, 08:15

Good day fishing! =D>

How did the boat do the first day out with what you have done so far?
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Post by ky_madman » 06 May 2008, 09:54

It did great! Hopefully I can give it another test ride this evening....If I can get my lawn mower going and cut some grass. Guess I should have been working more on the lawn mower and less on the boat. But a man has to have his priorities in line.....when the fish are biting and turkeys are gobbling, cutting grass can wait.
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