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  1. A warm hello to my neighbor on the North side of the pond... Thanks for the invite to your thread. I had taken a look before and noticed the nice cover you have. I was wondering what size, I’m looking for one at least 8m long. My focus this past weekend was my wife. Last chance to spend some quality time together before things start to get busy. As they say: Happy wife... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. On a positive note, thought I would share a picture of my son on his maiden fishing trip with his new to him boat. The old man and his good looking kid got lucky and just happened to see a fish jump by a floating log some 30+ miles at sea. Nothing like limiting out on Mahi on your first trip! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Appreciate your concern and questions. Wife often thinks I need to get my head examined as well... No worries on my capabilities. I’m not in a great rush, plan to have it apart and motor pulled by Thanksgiving. I truly appreciate positive input and experienced suggestions. Not looking to reinvent the wheel. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Greatly appreciate the info thus far. Had been wondering how to check the rivets. Wasn’t thrilled about the thought of making a bathtub out of a boat... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Tip my hat to anyone that can accomplish so much for so little! You did catch my attention about the bulkhead. By any chance do you have pictures of what I should be looking for? I’m optimistic about the corrosion as I’m not seeing any around the exposed areas. Great tip on the rubber channel! There is one triangular window busted on the starboard side. The shape looks sorta formed rather than just flat. Any information on that? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Fortunately the wife forgives most of my transgressions, but I’m prepared with: Baby your new car is going to depreciate more than that boat ever will.... [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Knowing what you have in the end as well and not paying for something that just gets tossed is why I decided to start with this project. I'm sure I'll be upside down as well as I have a bad habit of biting on shiny things...
  8. So before I get started, thought I should set a reasonable budget and decided what better way than to reach out to some experienced people and ask for their honest opinions... What does everyone feel is the value of a late 80's Starcraft Islander in good working order with a freshened up 4.3L, new deck and transom is really worth? Is it really worth replacing all the canvas ( it has a two piece top with the sides and back to make into what I believe is referred to as a "camper" top) adding new electronics, a decent trolling set-up and possibly a newer Kicker motor? I'm not taking on this project to flip it, but I don't want to foolishly toss cash at this without having some idea where to limit myself. So I ask: If this was your project boat, how would you spend the money and what would be your limit?
  9. Blue is faded but the cream is still in fair shape.
  10. Recently purchased a project boat to get my fish-on... Hopefully this is the right place to post a couple images.
  11. Thanks and looking forward to meeting others.
  12. Found this great site and wanted to reach out and say hello! Getting close to retirement and just started taking the time to enjoy life... Recently purchased a Starcraft Islander 221V that is in need of some TLC with future plans of fishing on Lake Ontario. Hope to have everything ready to go by next year. I have a LOT of questions and would greatly appreciate some help and guidance along the way. Thanks, Marty
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