The unknown 1955 Lonestar inboard

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Eagle127, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Eagle127
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    Eagle127 M.D. Logan

    Hello gentlemen:
    You know it's been quite awhile since you last accessed the site, when it greets you with welcome, 190840 unread posts.
    So a lot of you don't know me or anything about me. So here was my post from 3 yrs ago, http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/powerboats/my-1958-feathercraft-23065.html
    Since then there have been a lot of Feather Crafts I have repaired for others.
    Well last month I bought a boat sight unseen 1200 miles away. It's a 1955 Lone Star inboard something. I Just got it home last weekend. Wow what a ship. It has some issues. The drive train is the Crosley Aerojet 4 cylinder. Every thing is there except the rudder. Problem is the rudder is what the Propeller shaft mounts into. So I'm looking for an AeroJet rudder.
     

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  2. FMS
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    FMS Senior Member

    Fascinating boat. This looks like the Star Jet 26, "A fireball of action 14-foot sport model; double cockpit. 26 hp Aerojet engine for speeds to 36. Perfect for water-skiing, crusing, or racing. Very stable and safe"
    http://www.fiberglassics.com/wiki/images/b/b3/Lonestarb55002.jpg

    The fiberglassics site contains a wealth of brochures and info on small classic boats.

    I'm not sure you will find the schematics for the Star Jet.

    You may have to fabricate or purchase a standard strut and rudder that will fit and do the job.
     
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  3. Eagle127
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    Eagle127 M.D. Logan

    In fact it is a Jet Star 26. The Fiberglassiscs site is grand, but did not identify this boat. The boat and rudder have been identified and offered in a reproduction.
     
  4. FMS
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    FMS Senior Member

    Great news. Good to hear.
    Do you have any idea how many of these were built?
     
  5. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    The rudder could have a socket where the end of the prop shaft fits into like a swival joint thats maybe why it is all missing !! :confused:
     

  6. Eagle127
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    Eagle127 M.D. Logan

    I have the Rudder thanks to Karma and Craigslist ! It is a complex thing of beauty !
     
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