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Old 11-13-2012, 07:34 PM
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Stars & Stripes GraveYard

Secret fantasy: Win the lottery, travel the country (like the guys on American Pickers) buying up all the Stars & Stripes i could find and bring them all to one location and start a grave yard of sorts - then start a part - out and refurbishing business.
Maybe I'm not dreaming, anyone seen anything like this?
On the American Pickers TV show you see grave yards of VW buses, classic motorcycles and everything in between why not the classic stars & stripes, but just like these people, once i had them i might have a hard time letting them go also!.... maybe a reality TV show of me doing this and then i wouldn't have to win the lottery - it's going to be a long off season!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:39 PM
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If it existed... I would love to see pics of it!

Can you imagine visiting it... like a kid in a candy store...

Then you walk around the last row and see the perfect '93 S&S with an LT1 just waiting to be restored...


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Old 11-13-2012, 08:21 PM
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Hate to break it to you, but if you bought up all of the Stars and Stripes you wouldn't have any customers to sell the parts to.

That being said I pass a boat junkyard everyday. Mostly 70's I/O's in it. I did see a Stars and Stripes laying upside down once in a overgrown yard near Deep Creek Lake. Didn't have time to stop and check it out.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:35 PM
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A few years ago there was a pic on here with a bunch (like 6-8) of SS boats lined up along a barbed wire fence in various states of repair. Have no clue how to even try to find it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:15 PM
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I would happily retire restoring S and S boats for any Team Talker that wanted to pay in beer, ammo and a few bills.

Man what a life that would be.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:43 PM
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I would happily retire restoring S and S boats for any Team Talker that wanted to pay in beer, ammo and a few bills.

Man what a life that would be.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:54 PM
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So you guys are sayin we better get good at fabricating our own parts? lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:09 PM
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So you guys are sayin we better get good at fabricating our own parts? lol
Nope - unfortunately...too many S & S's are trashed... but having a parts cache of older inboards would be a great idea. I believe this economy has changed everything... I believe restoration and overhaul will be as common as it was in the 60's.

Unfortunately, it might be only MC's, BU's and SN's for restoration. Chriscrafts already have this.
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When I "googled" Mastercraft Stars & Stripes GraveYard this came up right under this thread.
"But nothing was better than being behind the wheel of his Stars and Stripes Mastercraft…Andrew in his lap, fighting to take control of the wheel"

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jso...05#fbLoggedOut
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