Tragic, or not?
Was real touchy getting it out from under that tree.
The deck saved it. Had it been an aluminum boat, it would have been scrap.
One crack on the hull (12") starboard side near the driver. One smashed windshield and bent rail.
Trailer absorbed some, and bent a couple of roller bars.
I am glad I hadn't carpeted up the sides yet, but it was motivation to finish it.
I have since put a new Tach, and those things in the splash well that the cables go through.
Also plan on a vinyl cover for the ugly stuff in the back.
Always more projects on this boat.
Planes easily with the 65HP, and I have a 70HP waiting should I need it.
26mph max with 4 people aboard.
Boat is 1200 lbs.
This is an pic of the original catalog page Starcraft was kind enough to email me.
One shot of the finished carpeting and my new tach.
Dream projects for this boat eventually are;
New custom windowshields with oak frames
New rails closer to the originals
Patching the 100s of holes
Painting and making the transom look pretty
Rehabing the 76' 70 HP Evinrude I have as the spare.
One boat, lots of stuff left to do.
But at least it is usable!