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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 16:39 #70708

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wbeaton wrote: ...I can't wait to see the finished product.


Me too. Actually, I'd like to hear it. Three 500's should sound awesome! :)

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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 15:58 #70707

Those motor brackets(as Lonestar calls them in this ad)sure look like a nice place to locate the fuel tanks. And with Sallyo's mentioning of only drafting 8 inches with the motor up the ship ought to carry it easy enough. I was reading old Lonestar information over at the FiberGlassics site and noticed the same hull was used on several models including inboard models.




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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 15:00 #70706

I think you are right, George. The transom bracket (or pod as I've heard it called) will need some tweaking if you ever decide to tilt the motors up, otherwise the middle motor will hit the center brace. Triplets will be a challenge to rig. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 12:05 #70705

merc geo........your transom board, is that a piece of LVL beam......( laminated veneer lumber)........that would hold up 300 horses...... :hmm:

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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 10:45 #70704

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I think what Rob is calling a "gill" bracket is factory- it is the two arms on either side
that hold the wood portion of the assembly. The "brace" in the middle was designed, engineered, fabricated and installed by the team members here at SQUIRRELBOY BOATYARD (merc geo & Moxie)


The transom pictured is coming all back apart however. I'm not 100% sure it can lasso 150 wild horses in it's present configuration- the 1/4 in aluminum sheet on the rear of the (actual) transom will be extended side to side, a duplicate bracket will be fabbed, and one bracket installed between motor(s) 1 &2 and the other bracket between motor 2 & 3

Here they are chomping at the bit & kicking down their stall door :woohoo:

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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 09:40 #70703

BigBadJon wrote: Do you mean the transom bracket (or gill bracket around here) Dan ?

It's factory original I believe.


Thanks Rob. It's. Much heavier duty i do believe.

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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 04:47 #70702

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What a great looking boat. Nice job... Welcome aboard...

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1955 starliner 02 Feb 2017 23:13 #70698

Do you mean the transom bracket (or gill bracket around here) Dan ?

It's factory original I believe.
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1955 starliner 02 Feb 2017 16:30 #70693

squirrelboydeluxe wrote: Boat name is Big Hoggy Woggy
Repowered for 2017 with Long Shaft merc 500's

My Firefly is Little Hoggy Woggy

Furry brown object is Miss Moxie Woggy


Great looking ship George. It is inspiring the way you've built the motor holding assembly or whatever it's called. Photos saved!

I bet those 500's push that tub right along.

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1955 starliner 02 Feb 2017 12:40 #70691

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Nice boat I wish I new more about workin on old boat motors they look so much better strapped to the back of these old boats

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