Ok, it has been one year or so and she finally comes home! More work to get her together but we are weeks away. Unfortunately, work still persists and slows me down. I am going to continue to use the original fuel tank which is aluminum. I will drain it completely and see how it goes. Fuel has been the biggest issue with this one over the years.
When I was looking for a marina to do the glasswork I spoke to about 3 maybe 4 places. When I spoke to Adam at New England Marine & Fiberglass he was willing to look at a small job (basically a fun project boat) and they had the ability to do all the work in-house. Glass, Powder Coat, Gel-coat, motor, canvas, if needed etc. I added to the original scope by making the cabin roof structurally sound and able to hold the 2 seats/guests who spend much time leaning on the windshield when at anchor or slow motoring down a lazy river. This added a small amount to the total. (seats mentioned earlier) Otherwise stayed to the original price and gel-coated the entire hull and deck which was not in the original bid. Boot stripe was and did not go onto the hull a few other minor things I will complete and may have expected done. But he and I knew some things I was going to complete. Trade-offs but I like the end look and have positive expectations. I am very pleased at this point, looks great, and structurally seems more solid than I could have expected. I will give more info as I get the boat on the water which will give better info on durability and function.