I'm hoping to look at one of these this afternoon, can anyone help with the pros and cons of these boats? I have no Idea of the condition but it's on the way home so who knows? Anyone running one currently? Thanks for your help.
Starfires are cool little boats! Most of them were set up with smallbock engines, however I have seen them with big block engines. The set up is a little different than most flatbottoms the v-drive is set under the deck, and the cav plates are fixed.
The boats are fast, and ride very free.
Stickman worked for Steve Jones back in the day. He should be able to answer any questions you have.
Thanks for the info, I finally got a chance to look at it and the pix will be up soon. He wants 7k for it with a "fresh" 427 cheby, hull looked solid but he seems to think its still wort 5k w/o the motor. Boat was kept indoors until about 2 weeks ago, I'll post the pics and a contact number tonight.
Somebody needs to save it before it becomes another piece of his "yard art" very few stress cracks and the last registration was '89. I tried to get some detail pics but they're a little sketchy, sorry.
The boat is located in Marysville Wa. about 40 miles North of Seattle. The guy said he would take around 5K for it less motor. Sounds like a decent deal compared to the E-Bay listing. What made/makes these hulls so valuable? There is a possibility I'll be heading down to So-Cal in late June so if someone from the south wants it I'm sure we could work something out.
There weren't that many built compared to other brands. They are exceptionally well constructed. They are fast without a lot of power; there were a lot of small block Starfires that could hold their own with big-block boats.
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