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1963 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 4 months ago #83664

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I recently purchased a 1963 Starcraft Holiday. It's a beast at 18.5' long and 85" wide. Filthy dirty with moss growing on it, I dragged it home and started the cleanup. Photos are after first wash and interior cleaning. Next is carpet, floor and transom removal.
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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 4 months ago #83666

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,,WELCOME HOME,,, CONGRATS. Al should be a piece of cake for
you after other rescue projects.. You had good results before
with a power washer & Yellow ,wide , boat.. Will be able to drive that hull up the river , canal inland waterway to St Lawrence when you are done.

Do I feel another magazine article about this restore. ??

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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 4 months ago #83667

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LOL...Split, you read my mind.....I am already playing with words and am settling in on "Aluminating the Holiday".

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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 4 months ago #83758

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A few minutes work on the Holiday today and I have renamed the Starcraft "the easy out" transom. Removed the two corner plates and the transom cap, and viola, there it is. I need to undo about 30 bolts and the transom should slide right out. And more importantly, the new one slide right in. Photo later.
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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 4 months ago #83762

crosbyboat,

CONGRADS on the "new to U" tin rig. =====> That IS "a beast". - I used to own a Holiday with twin V-4 OMC OBs. - Routinely took it out to the platforms in the Gulf & never felt uncomfortable at all 25+ miles out on the salt.
Also, we took an >1000 pound female hammer from it W/O any worry that she would "join us aboard".

yours, satx

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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday - New Floor? 8 years 4 months ago #84073

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I had a few minutes rest from my honey do list today so pulled the rug out from under the Holiday. Yikes!! I'm thinking this needs a new floor. Of course if I ordered the 55 gallon CPES Epoxy kit at like $10,000, maybe I could save it. Or...buy a couple sheets of plywood for $100.
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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday - Floor Out 8 years 4 months ago #84074

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After the rug, I pulled the floor. Hardly a floor, more like peat moss. The good news....the styrofoam floatation is dry. No weight to it at all which I was surprised to find. I can reuse a lot of it if I want to add floation back into the boat.

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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday - Floor Out 8 years 3 months ago #84341

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A long morning of come alongs, trailers, chains, etc. But, the Holiday is now in the shop for the winter. It fit...but not by much. In order to get this boat in I moved 4 other boats in the process. And, found this fantastic burgee pole under a seat. The light and the pole would pay for the boat on ebay!

Note: The first couple photos are on the trailer. The next couple are after the boat was lifted off the trailer and placed on a work rack, and the trailer pulled out of the shop.
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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 3 months ago #84395

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Good Deal . Is the Crosby RANGER one of the boats that got moved.??
Yes, nice staff pole.. Same type story as my son who bought a used
pop up camper in central Maine, mid Aug..When the seller was showing
how clean the bed cushions were, Lo & Behold underneath were the set of mfg
custom awning POLES.., after the seller made a AL pair two months ago.!
3) I vote to reuse the floor floation blocks as a AL hull will have more noise bouncing on a river chop.. More solid floor walking support also down the middle.

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LOL...nope...the Crosby Ranger is in there, as is a Century Resorter, a Uniroyal rubber dinghy, and a 1959 Penn Yan King Cartopper. A little tight, but I can still move around!

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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 3 months ago #84755

Hi Brian,
Here are some StarCraft Holiday items. The first two images are from the 1961 StarCraft catalog. The third is from the 1962 catalog, and the fourth is from 1963. The feature pages are from 1961, but thought that they might help.

Lee 1961 1961 1962 1963 1961 spread page 1 1961 spread page 2

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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 3 months ago #84764

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Wow Lee! You NEVER cease to amaze me. The photo of the Holiday with the "coffe with cream" colored top is my boat!! And I love the photo of the boat with the top on it. We are planning to add one to ours, and extend it back so that all 4 passengers in the main seats are covered. And then look how much is still remaining! I may go another 3-4' with a removable section.

Thanks so much for posting these Lee!

Brian

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Re:1962 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 2 months ago #86228

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The transom is out of the Holiday and the floor as well. A couple of floor cross braces to remove the old screws in the end of the ribs that held the floor down. The floor was bad you didn't need tools, just scooped it out. Transom pretty much the same. After removing all the bolts, it fell apart trying to get it out of the slot.
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Sorry for the replicate posts. Computer is not showing the post is going, and photo not loading. Well... the photo loaded in one of three tries! Have a good day all! Surgery on my right on Firday morning, so will be out of the boat business for 6-8 weeks except for what I can accomplish with one hand.

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No worries about the multiple posts Brian, I cleaned them up. (The board does get a little "finicky" at times?) Best of luck on the surgery, hope your healing is fast and pain free!

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Power for the Holiday is ready. 1988 Johnson GT-100.

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Power for the Holiday is ready. 1988 Johnson GT-100.
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Re:1963 Starcraft Holiday 8 years 2 months ago #86473

^^^^ You must be shorter then you sound or you're much younger then I imagined.. :)

Nice to have an extra set of hands around when you need them.....

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