I have started down the road of restoration of my 1966 16' Hydroswift. For those who aren't familiar with Hydroswift they are a very common boat in the western US. They are bult in Salt Lake City Utah and appear to be well built. This one is 43 years old so its bound to have issues. The last few nights I have been tearing out the interior of my old boat. The back end of the interior (just before the splashwell) used to have a bench seat. The previous owner ripped that out and replaced it with what could best be desribed as a "kitchen cabinet" type of enclosure made out of......get this......PARTICLE BOARD! It was horribly swollen and falling apart. I'm sure it served its previous owner well but it is now in the bottom of my garbage can. My ultimate goal in all of this is to rip out the floor to check the conditions underneath and then rebuild. New seats will be installed and a complete rewire will be done as part of the deal. Anyone have a good connection for windshields? Mine is in need of replacing because of cracks. This has been a fun boat for my family the past few years but now its time to make it last for a good long time. Pictures will be up in a day or so for those that say "this thread is worthless without pictures" lol. I have some decent "before" pictures to share.