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jranderson
Posted 8/11/2011 7:36 PM (#511440)
Subject: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel





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Location: Brainerd, MN 56401
Here is how I passed the time during the long cold winter. This boat started it's life as a stock 1969 Starcraft Jupiter V, closed bow run-about. This past winter I brought it into the shop and did a complete makeover. I opened up the bow, moved the windshield back a foot, added a 180 flipover rear couch/casting deck. Got rid of the back to back seats in favor of some removeable swivel buckets. Added a front casting deck/bow seating area. The walk through fits my Lakewood Monster exactly. Under the gunwales are storage for 4 rods, up to 9'6" long. When the rear seat is flipped over the casting deck measures 40" x 60". I also placed a deck over the large splashwell for another raised 21" x 60" deck. There is plenty of storage under each deck and drivers and passengers seat bases. The front bow cushions are snap in style, easily removeable for conversion into casting deck. With everything, including a new paint job, I have about 220 hours and 1700 dollars into this makeover, and I couldn't be happier with the results. It still needs a few finishing touches and a trolling motor, but I love everthing I can do with it now. The first few pictures are how the boat looked before (green). The rest are how it looks now (blue and gray).

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deafmuskyhunter
Posted 8/11/2011 8:42 PM (#511444 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: Re: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel




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AWESOME!!!!!!!! how is the stability after remodel?
jranderson
Posted 8/11/2011 8:57 PM (#511445 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: RE: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel





Posts: 74


Location: Brainerd, MN 56401
It peforms better after the remodel than it did before. Gets on plane instantly and breaks waves with much more authority.
SteveHulbert
Posted 8/11/2011 9:37 PM (#511451 - in reply to #511445)
Subject: RE: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel





Posts: 202


Location: Angola, IN
I got the same #*^@ boat, but mine is called a V-180. 2 feet longer and glass. And I'm rocking the original 1969 Johnson 115HP on the rear. I'll post some pics when I can.
tomcat
Posted 8/12/2011 7:28 AM (#511468 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: Re: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel





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I have very impressed w/ your remodel. holy smokes! love the back seats/deck flip option. just like what i saw on a new lund last week. pretty impressive dude. you should be proud
schleprock82
Posted 8/12/2011 11:34 AM (#511509 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: RE: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel




Posts: 99


you're make over looks great!! looks like it is laid out for both fishing and fun!! I have been toying with the idea of putting a bench seat across the back that would flip down for a casting deck. thanks for the idea, looks like it should work great. also like the idea of the deck all the way to the back. now I have my winter project!!!
Hillbiehle
Posted 8/12/2011 11:42 AM (#511513 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: RE: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel


Very very nice work. I added a platform to the back of my 1990 Starcraft as well, however it doesn't look near as good as yours. However its still very functional and we refer to it as the bone fishin platform. It's also nice for long naps too....
gregk9
Posted 8/12/2011 5:12 PM (#511565 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: Re: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel





Posts: 790


Location: North Central IL USA
Awesome!

Only thing I’d do different is not have the port side seat box/base. I'd have that a pedestal seat with a deck base. That way there’d be more cockpit room when you didn’t need the seat..
jranderson
Posted 8/19/2011 7:18 AM (#512522 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: RE: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel





Posts: 74


Location: Brainerd, MN 56401
Thanks to all for the kind words. This was a labor of love, otherwise I would have quit halfway through the bow reconstruction. The long hours paid off in the finished project. I did the seat bases for a extra casting platform for a third person.

Edited by jranderson 8/19/2011 7:22 AM
Kurt
Posted 4/29/2012 11:08 AM (#556564 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: RE: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel


Hello - Do you still have your back to back green seats? I have a 69 Jupiter which I'm looking to bring back to original condition and am looking for some seats. My email is [email protected] if indeed you do still have them and would be willing to part with them. Thanks! Kurt
horsehunter
Posted 4/29/2012 11:17 AM (#556567 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: Re: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel




Location: Eastern Ontario
You be one handy guy.........great work.
gundog870
Posted 5/1/2012 3:58 PM (#557162 - in reply to #511440)
Subject: Re: 1969 Starcraft 16' Jupiter V Muskie remodel




Posts: 157


is the trailer original

How the heck does a guy go about painting a boat??
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