Boat Restoration Project - "Before...". An upcoming boat restoration / customization project. In this intro video we take a "before" look at an older 14ft Starcraft aluminum v-hull fishing boat that will be the focus of a complete restoration, customization, and conversion project. We go over a few of the issues that will need to be addressed, as well as talk about the preliminary plans for the project.
It has long been a hobby of mine to salvage older boats and give them new life, and a chance at many more years on the water. This little boat is the perfect candidate for one of these makeovers. It is structurally sound (trailer included) and has alot of potential without the need to sink a ton of money into the rebuild. It came with a few extras that will be utilized, but for the most part I will be stripping her down from the ground up. A few of the upcoming tasks will include: Removing the rust from the trailer and applying fresh primer & paint, repacking the bearings, installing a new winch, some minor body work to the hull, a new custom paint job, installing decking with built-in storage and a live-well, routing wiring for electronics (depth finder, lights, stereo, bilge pump, etc), new deck carpeting and seats, and a few other mods to transform her into a fish catching machine.
I hope those of you that are into boating will enjoy this little project. I welcome any suggestions that you may have along the way as well. She will also be needing a name, so if you come up with any cool ideas please feel free to share ;-) Thanks!
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