I hinted at a couple extra outboards,
steering units and controls we've acquired.
Basically castoffs from others upgrades.
a cheap hull,
and some time...
we could have a bitchin center console boat!
or they start and realize it's not as easy
as someone's blog post or YouTube video.
Projects are out there.
Some are too rough,
like this 15' whaler.
The guy had this posted for weeks,
and lowered it to an almost give away price.
We trekked east to check it out.
Crappy hack work covered by cheap white paint.
That top part would be cut out,
and a 2x4 or 2x6 rail glassed into place.
The sides were really floppy,
especially compared to our beefy whaler.
with a rather thick keel down the center.
How would it handle?
The bottom a little sucked in from the trailer.
From the outside it looked questionable.
The screwed on plywood theme covered the entire hull.
probably cause I told him.
His sales techniques kicked in.
It'd be easy!
A couple hours grinding fiberglass,
cutting out the soft floor and adding ribs,
reinforcing the delaminated transom...
Some epoxy paint,
another hull extension bracket,
a custom center console box...
The reality set in.
the material $$,
the fiberglass dust...
I'm already spread thin!