Wasn't supposed to be a project, but it's turning in to one. Picked it up sight unseen...had a few pictures and it looked good...well, at least much better than the old shitbox Bahner. Had an XR-4 merc on it, brand new standard lower, prop buried in the water, no jack plate. I'm putting my 200hp w/ a CLE lower on it...but with the jack plate, WAY to much setback. Also didn't realize how high this goddam thing is gonna have to be to get the propshaft even with the keel...even with the jackplate, so I'll have to remake the bracket. There is no bracing transom bracing inside the boat, so unless I want to push the transom off the tops of the tunnels like I did on the bahner, that will have to be addressed...I'm going with the War Canoe method of aluminum and way to many stainless bolts, mostly because I suck at fiberglass work and I hate fiberglass work. The battery tray and the old oil reservoir cage are bolted THROUGH the goddam tops of the tunnels, which really pissed me off. I talked to Chris at Lavey today about how these were laid up, and he's pretty sure there's 1/4" plywood on tops of the tunnels. It doesn't sound delaminated when I tap on it, but I'm sure I won't be that lucky. Also, the front seats are wood screwed down into a piece of 3/4" plywood glassed on top of the tunnels...and the 5 or so threads that were engaged are no longer. I think that's a shitty way to do it, so I'll be addressing that too...somehow. The 200hp is on a single ram midsection, so I'll need to fab up a bracket for the pump inside the boat. I might even get some of this new shit powdercoated. Nice boats are new to me. Galvanized lag bolts were good for the bahner, this one's getting done up right. Pictures to follow.