and in a half-a$$ way it could've.
I want the kids to beat this up over the summer,
not be saddled with broken fixits.
Nights were spent designing a stiffener.
The goal was to not have vertical posts,
leaving the floor open.
and dragged around for the past 10 years.
The perfect solution,
thick enough to tap and really stiff.
No more cringing when the kids bounced
on the diving board like planks.
utilized for the bilge screens.
The Johnson cover had cracked locking plates,
so the seized engine donated the more stylish cowl.
A cool Italian stern light was found on eBay,
but it didn't look as enormous in the pictures.
allowing it to fold down.
This is why I don't get rid of anything.
of a small yacht.
were a huge pain in the butt.
The wiring was more massive then expected,
leading to a change in the wires or the console.
and the steering moved forward a bit.
the start of Perich Brothers and Sister Boatworks.
Macey screwed on the junction boxes...
I'm in trouble.
We'll add step tops later.
still need to build the V stopper bracket.
and it was my turn to connect the color coded wires.
what a chore.
I liked the individual fuse poppers
rather than a single fuse panel.
We'll see how it ages.
and the engine started!
Cooling water flowed,
always a good sign on a craigslist special motor.
Looks close but there's a ton of little things
now that I'm being picky.
Until next time...