1960 Lone Star Holiday

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jigngrub
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Post by jigngrub » 21 Oct 2014, 15:11

I'm helping a friend modernize his outdated Lone Star closed bow utility runabout. It's a deep semi-V, 16' long with a 76" beam:
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The first order of business was to cut out the covered bow that wastes lots of good deck and storage space:
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Then there's the old timey box seat bases:
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Gone:
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The start of the front deck framing:
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We're using .063 ga. 1-1/2" extruded aluminum angle.

We're also using 3/4" tongue and groove subflooring for the decking. This board has no core voids and a 50 yr. warranty against delamination. We're fairing and sealing the decking with epoxy resin and SM fairing compound:
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After the first coat of resin we fair (fill) the rough surface with the compound to smooth it out:
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After a2 coats of fairing compound and 2 coats of resin we get this:
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We're also installing lots of floatation foam:
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We're using both polystyrene sheet foam and 2 part expanding urethane foam:
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There's already about 2-1/2 4'x8'x2" sheets of polystyrene and 2 cubic feet of expanding urethane foam in just the bow area.

Here's the front deck framing completed:
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... and with the storage divider and support bulkheads installed:
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I blacked out the hatch openings and the red dot will be the pedestal seat base for clarity:
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Still lots of work to do with installing the main deck, steering console and the rear deck, I'll update as we proceed.
Rum, wenches, and song... just another day on my boat.

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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 21 Oct 2014, 15:38

Normally I hate it when old runabouts get molested but that's looking good.
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Post by jigngrub » 21 Oct 2014, 17:16

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:Normally I hate it when old runabouts get molested but that's looking good.
It'll be a good and solid build, and much more practical than the antiquated design of yesteryear.
Rum, wenches, and song... just another day on my boat.

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Post by gillhunter » 21 Oct 2014, 17:49

That's got a pretty wide beam for it's age. Should be a great boat. Are you going to do a side console or tiller?

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Post by jigngrub » 21 Oct 2014, 18:31

gillhunter wrote:That's got a pretty wide beam for it's age. Should be a great boat. Are you going to do a side console or tiller?
It's going to be a side console with a '74 55 hp. Johnson.
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Post by TexasLoneStar56 » 21 Oct 2014, 23:45

Bama...

I'm with the other guy; I normally would hate to see an old Classic Lone Star chopped up, BUT......
looking at it from another prospective, you have saved her from the junk pile. =D>

Doing a real fine job, too, I might add! Can't wait to see more progress pics! 8)

Good luck with your project and be sure to keep us posted!

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Post by ccm » 22 Oct 2014, 04:02

I like the way you think. :D Very nice & well thought out. It should be a great boat for many more decades to come.

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Post by WPS » 23 Oct 2014, 22:02

Wow! That wood looks nice!.. Nice work as always! :wink:

That's a cool lookin' boat too!.. Can't wait to see it finished!

Hey jigngrub,

You are missed on the other forum.. There is a thread in the dockside chat asking if anything happened to you.
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Post by jigngrub » 09 Nov 2014, 12:01

UPDATE:

Got some more work done on the tin can:
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Hung the side console

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More foam below the main deck.

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Laid the main decking in and starting the rear deck design.

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Main deck installed and fastened with pedestals laid out and T-nuts below for fasteners.

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Rear deck framed with bulkheads.

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Rear deck design, hatches blacked out, red is pedestal seat, and blue is 2 swivel seat bases.

Should get the front and rear deck tops in soon and then it'll really start to look like something.
Rum, wenches, and song... just another day on my boat.

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Post by PA Delaware Fisher » 09 Nov 2014, 12:09

That is a really nice restoration you got going there. It's gonna look great on the water keep us informed with the progress!

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Post by WPS » 10 Nov 2014, 09:18

Nice job!... Looks great!
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Post by jigngrub » 11 Nov 2014, 18:22

Got the rear deck put together today:
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Going to work on the front deck tomorrow.
Rum, wenches, and song... just another day on my boat.

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Post by TexasLoneStar56 » 15 Nov 2014, 11:36

=D> =D> =D>

Really nice job. Thanks for sharing your progress.
You are bringing her back to life. Way to go Bama!

Keith
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Post by BloodStone » 16 Nov 2014, 13:45

jigngrub wrote:I'm helping a friend modernize his outdated Lone Star closed bow utility runabout. It's a deep semi-V, 16' long with a 76" beam:
Holy crap, that's a lot of boats in that first pic!
Does your friend own a boat yard or something? :LOL2:
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Post by WPS » 17 Nov 2014, 19:25

Nice job on the rear deck!
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