Busy, Busy, Busy
After taking off some side and back trim pieces and pulling up the carpet my boat has become a need to do project. I have to rip up the deck from the back of my boat, which I've started to do, then treat some of the support beams with Git Rot. Then I have to get a sheet of marine plywood to replace the bad wood. Then I'll build a proper A-frame to support tarps, (water proof cloths not the swindle perpetrated on the duped American public by Congress) so my boat will stay high and dry when not in use. Thereafter my boat returns to a want to do status. I still will need to install the starter and fire up the engine to see if it runs fine after sitting for 3 years or needs to be rebuilt. If it runs okay then the rest of the trim pieces can get installed, the outboard trim pump can be bled and adjusted, the new carpeting installed as well as a good wash and waxing. My neighbor Steve, who has worked on boat restorations in the past, is going to help me with everything so that's great too.
So if all goes well I'll be fishing and crabbing soon...provided any unforeseen needs don't interfere with this top of my want list responsibility.