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1957 Lone Star Boat Project #14498710 10/07/22 06:54 PM
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Re: 1957 Lone Star Boat Project [Re: WillieRip] #14500384 10/10/22 03:12 AM
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Neat project. Can't wait to see the completion. thumb


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Re: 1957 Lone Star Boat Project [Re: banker-always fishing] #14500432 10/10/22 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Neat project. Can't wait to see the completion. thumb

Caught a few catfish and crappie out of a Lone Star as a kid 55 years ago.
Best of luck.

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Good stuff! woot

Re: 1957 Lone Star Boat Project [Re: WillieRip] #14503003 10/12/22 05:30 PM
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Willie: Nice boat project. I did a similar boat two years back, a 1958 Blue Star Super Chief 14. I removed the center seat, cut the gunwales down to 2-1/2" above the seats, and put a 5-foot wide plywood deck on it. Great flats skiff for the Texas coast. I bare-metalled the hull, pickled it with two vinegar washes, and primed it with Martin-Senour zinc chromate in two rattle cans from NAPA. Painted the deck with Rust-O-Leum. Sun killed it. I stripped it and used primer the second time and it's holding up well. Hull paint is great. It's what I call my low-tech Polack skiff. Good luck on your project! Picture attached(hopefully). Island Jim in Rockport

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Re: 1957 Lone Star Boat Project [Re: WillieRip] #14503046 10/12/22 06:21 PM
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Wow! That's a nice rebuild! What size Yammerhaw did you hang on it?

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My rich Uncle Donald, that used to live on Pennstlvania Ave. in D.C., sent me a stimulus check, and I got so stimulated, I bought a Yamaha 15 4-stroke for my boat! It'll go about 24 mph with me. I had an old 9.8 Merc 2-stroke on it before and it would go about 14 with it. Plenty fast for me. IslandJim


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Rich Uncle Donald! I hear what you're saying!!!

I'm thinking about hanging a 20 hp on mine. As long as I can hit 20 mph is plenty good enough for me.


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A 20 will probably scare you. Watch the engine weight. My Yamaha 15 weighs 111 pounds(!). I bought one about 15 years ago, when they first came out and it only weighed 95. How did they add 16 pounds? Mine squats some, but I sit forward of the aft seat and use a tiller extension. It gets on a plane easy enough. My 9.8 Merc only weighed 65 pounds, and the Yammer is noticeably heavier. If you can keep the engine weight under 100 pounds, it'll ride nice. Your hull shape looks very similar to my Blue Star 14. IslandJim


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Yeah, the Tohatsu 9.9, 15 and 20 hp motors are all the same motor. They use choke plates and computer software to get the lower hp. They all weigh 94 lbs. So, even if I get the 9.9 hp motor it's going to be the exactly the same motor as the 20.


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