what starcraft is this ?

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  1. den44057
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    den44057 Junior Member

    what starcraft is this ?


    hello

    i am looking to buy a old boat and i was contacted by a person with a 1967 17' starcraft open bow fiberglass i wanted to know if anyone on here could tell me anything about this type of boat?

    im looking to use it on lake erie in ohio just fr perch fishing so would it be good for that ? is it deep enough?
     

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  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    This is one of the many experimental hull shapes used in this era. It's a fairly dry boat, though they can "sneeze" if the chop hits the bow just right. The hull form itself is "draggy" so it will not be as fast as others of similar size, but with a different hull form. It turns well, though again a tad slower then a regular V hull. It has more initial stability then a V bottom, so it's a good fishermen, but it's not a deep water or rough water boat. This is a semi protected waters boat, good for lakes, rivers, bays and near shore coastal work. Generally you want to be pretty much within sight of land. Lastly it's nearly a half a century old now, so laminate fatigue and rotten structural elements should be a major consideration. If you're heading into deep, rough water, you'll want a finer entry and a deeper V hull then this.
     
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    thanks for the info PAR i talked to a couple boat places near me and they were both telling me just as you did and said to stear clear from it thanks
     
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