Sweet project boat! I think a bracket with outboard would be perfect. Maybe a walk around center console pilothouse. You might consider adding a built in "cuddy" in the bow for storage. Very practical for holding anchor, fishing gear, chairs, bbq etc. Keep us posted on updates. Does it need a new transom and stringers?
I did the transom over , the PO made such a mess of it I couldn't stand it , it must have weighed 300 lbs . the stringers are foam cored so they are fine . he screwed the deck up to so that went . there was a lot of lamination on the sides and bottom so i replaced a lot of the original glass . it looks like shoddy work when built , glass not wetted out , laminates over dry resin , pulled off 4' pieces of roving with little effort . used 9 gal of resin and yds of cloth to get it back to where i'm comfortable with it .
i have a 22 eastporter cabin that Travis is going to photo shop on it but im leaning to a doghouse with a small cuddy. im not much at taking pics but ill take some when i get back to it , maybe a month . Joe merton @ mertons fiberglass is giving me a lot of good advise , he's a pretty knowledgeable guy
I'm gutting one right now. I had the bottom done at a friends yard. I replaced all the through hulls, took out the tanks and I am currently removing the coring from the inside. My TRIPP is a 74. I also have a rebuilt Yanmar 4LH-TE (110hp) that I will install. I will probably throw some Kirby paint on it and be done.
mine is a 70 but i think that's because it didn't have a title , you didn't need one in 1970 in Ct. It has no coring in the hull just in the washboards . did yours look like lousy work when you got into the hull ? I have a 90 Honda that should get 10-12 kts if I keep it lite , looks like a CC with a shelter deck up front
The boat looked terrible. I found it in the woods with a tree growing out of it. The hull is not cored just the washboards and foredeck. The v birth was rotten too. Luckily I have the fiberglass stringer system.