Sailstar Tallstar HID#00953 restoration - SailNet Community
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 09-15-2013 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chain O Lakes area IL
Posts: 1
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Unhappy Sailstar Tallstar HID#00953 restoration

I've been building and sailing my own boats since I was 16. Now retired and saw this boat on trailer for sail $100.00 and grabbed it up. Got bill of sail and a corrected title from seller with mfr and model listed blank. HID# reassigned and boat mfr date is wrong. Original HID# tag is located in nose of boat as well as mfg by Sailstar in Warwick,RI. Title says 1972 but this company went under in 1971. I've seen a 1964 tallstar on line with HID#01541 so I'm pretty sure this is an earlier hull that I bought. First Tallstars were built in 1960. Is there a way to find out date of mfr and correct title? Trailer has no title or sn# but does have a Spartan sticker, and was included on bill of sale with no info. Came with wrong sails for LoneStar 16. This is going to be quite the restoration since it sat outside for 5 years full of water to the gunnels.Any helpful suggestions from someone who's gone through this problem before? I can fix the boat but the paperwork sounds like a mess.
saving old boats is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 09-15-2013
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Almost Heaven West Virginia
Posts: 239
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Sailstar Tallstar HID#00953 restoration

Most states use the Dep't of Motor Vehicles. Sometimes they are helpful. Sometimes not so.

Search Sailstar on this site. There are several there and somebody may know something about yours.

Seafarer 29 KCB
Mechsmith is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to Mechsmith For This Useful Post:
saving old boats (09-16-2013)
post #3 of 3 Old 07-07-2015
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Re: Sailstar Tallstar HID#00953 restoration

Hi Saving Old Boats -- I have a Tallstar, also (01284), no idea about its history -- bill of sale was hand-scratched on a scrap of notepaper. It has been in dry storage, which creates a different set of issues from wet storage, but maybe you can help me with my scupper problem?

There was a metal flap over a large, possibly after-market oval-ish hole in the transom, just above the water line. The metal flap had some kind of black rubber pad glued to the back of it. The rubber pad has rotted and the glue dried up, so that's the end of that system. I've taken it to a couple boat shops now, and they've not seen anything like it. I wonder whether your boat has this setup?

If you have a replacement option, I'm all ears. I tried cutting out a piece of neoprene and putting that on the back of the metal plate, but it totally did not work -- although it held tight to the hull (thanks to a somewhat ridiculous spring system inside the boat), water seemed to flow pretty freely through the neoprene. I either need a different pad material, or a completely different setup.

Any insight you can share would be most appreciated!!

braunmw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi Everyone...Sailstar Corinthian 19 Owner Bruce_L Introduce Yourself 11 09-25-2015 11:02 PM
Inexpensive sailboat in Narragansett RI -- Corsair Sailstar 24 Bene505 General Discussion (sailing related) 6 05-16-2013 11:41 AM
Bristol Sailstar 26 ndsmith Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 01-31-2012 08:36 PM
Sailstar Explorer Eliezer Announcements and Suggestions Box 0 09-29-2008 05:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome