I purchased a 1974 Norton last month as a project. It was seaworthy so I finished out my rec lobster season and had several fun days on the boat with my wife and three boys as well as some other guests. It is powered by a 2005 Honda 90 and I get 25-27 knots WOT. It also has a 10" Hydroslave hauler. I started tearing it down the other day and I'm now 7 hours into it. here are a few shots of my progress thus far. I also did two drawings of my ideas of what I want the boat to be. I took a ton of measurements off the boat and drew these up as 1mm = 1inch so everything is proportional according to my measurements, I really like both honestly but I am leaning toward the open design. I will likely replace the gunwales, which were balsa sandwich construction and totally rotted out, with coosa and the cabin will be divinycell for weight savings.