So four years ago I stood on the dock of my marina and watched member Waypoint pilot his 19 Midland down the channel with a few dock buddies and thought it was the best looking skiff hull I had ever seen. The other guys on the dock thought so also because they all bought Midlands over the next three years. We have six Midland owners at our marina now (not all water ready but getting there). I got a phone call around New Years Eve three years ago from Waypoint asking me if I was still looking for a Midland. Next day Rampage (another member) took a ride up to Mystic with me and I bought a hull. Well most of a hull (I don't think the holes in the hull count). She had the floors removed and the remnant of what used to be stringers. Transom seemed solid so for a few hundred bucks I sold my sole to the fiberglass devil. Over the past couple years I've Ripped out the rest of the stringers. Cleaned up the hull (OK, so i love it when you read things like this "I cleaned up the hull". The truth is I spent countless hours whith a grinder wrapped in a Tyvec suit whith fiberglass dust everywhere in every crevasse of my body doing the worst job that you could imagine. Do yourselves a favor SEND IT OUT AND HAVE IT SANDBLASTED. Its well worth the time and money. IThe first thing I noticed about the Midland hull is that there is very little of it. Average thicknesses are about 1/8 to 3/16. Im guessing it was a cross between cost and performance (lighter hulls cost less to push). I doubled the hull thickness and redesigned the stringers. Fabricated a belly tank I bought the Midland because the transom was solid..... It wasn't. Someone had glassed right over the paint and rotted transom. Of course I saw this after everything was prepped and the stringers were cut so I had to go ahead and replace the transom. No turning back at that point. . The whole boat was covered with what appeared to be a two part epoxy with non skid in the paint. Hull topside gunnels. It was sanding rock. Over a week, two guys sanding Transom and sides are primed, bottom painted, plumbing is done and floors are ready for glass . I also have console and leaning post just about finished . Ill post those when done......any comments or suggestions greatly appreciated.