NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

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NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#1 Post by STYME59 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:13 pm

AND NEW BIMINI TOP COVER
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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#2 Post by bansil » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:51 am

Wow totally different look! What thickness is the diamond plate?

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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#3 Post by STYME59 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:53 am

14 GAUGE. IT WAS PERFECT FOR BENDING AROUND THE CORNERS. THERE IS THINNER STUFF TO USE ALSO, COMES IN DIFFERENT COLORS. https://youtu.be/gSShciL-aK0

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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#4 Post by bansil » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:26 pm

Just noticed boarding ladder, any more pics? Just covered a 8ft ladder? Attached with quick pins?

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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#5 Post by STYME59 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:54 am

works pretty good. for the doberman, mostly. still would like to fine tune it. didn't like any of the doggie ladders they had for sale. https://youtu.be/AuV7wuR8zBg
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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#6 Post by STYME59 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:55 pm

should have explained it better. in the front ... 2 brackets with holes. a small diameter piece of pipe with a washer welded on one end of the pipe, slides through the ladder hole and a pin on the other side to keep it in place. to use it... pull the pipe out and pull the ladder forward off the back L shaped brackets and slide the pipe back in the back off the ladder. treated plywood screwed on top of the ladder with material of your choosing.. carpet, camping/ yoga mat spray glued on top of plywood. it's 6.5 feet. 7-8 would be better.

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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#7 Post by bansil » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:11 am

:thumbsup
Thank you!

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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#8 Post by guy48065 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:05 am

FWIW an idea you might like: I suspended the 5-foot loading ramps on my ATV trailer by cutting a PVC 4x4 post cover in half and screwing the resulting long "C" channels to the frame crossmembers using large-head self-tapping sheetmetal screws. The ramps glide in easy. I tried the hanger brackets first but found them to be a PITA to hit just right with the long ramps.
I wasn't sure how strong the plastic would be but they have survived many harsh miles bouncing down the highways.
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Rush Lake, Atlanta, MI

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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#9 Post by steve1313 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:04 am

The diamond plate is an interesting look but I wonder if you've gotten any complaints from any of your fellow boaters? The reflection of the sun has got to be blinding some of the other boaters!
Steve
2017 Sweetwater 2286 WB Tritoon w/ 150HP Yamaha "Serendipity"
Slipped at Lake Anna, Virginia

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Re: NEW SKIN FOR 96 STARCRAFT

#10 Post by STYME59 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:04 am

https://youtu.be/8qrriKcwvlY Re To bright for other boaters.... They can never say to their insurance company... I never saw him coming! :lol3 I also have a pontoon polishing kit I'm just itching to get going at.

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