Ok, it is a long story but this turned out to be a free boat basically. Of course if you want to get technical I actually cam out a little ahead with this boat and trailer package as a bonus.
This boat has a 3.0 4cyl Mercruiser and Alpha One outdrive. It is still winterized but I did start it up. When I say I started it up I mean I put a little gas in it and barely turned the key. It started up and idled with no trouble at all. The outdrive is also in great condition. I will have to admit when it comes to wood rot this boat may possibly be an exception to what we all assume. Floor rot is most always left with the assumption that the transom also has some rot. Well, I have checked every part of this transom and have found none at all. Apparently the rot as you can see in the pics is mainly in the general area or close to where the cooler used to be. There is no rot at the rear close to the engine and no rot ahead of where the cooler was. Other than the floor rot and the two lounge seats this boat is complete and not only does everything work but everything is in great condition as you can see in the pics.
This boat from what I have found is built using Cortec construction. Is this just another name for fiberglass or is it something different? Any info on this construction will be appreciated.
I will be posting repair pics as I get things done.