Illinois BOC brothers: Very recently I bought a used 15' semi V with a trailer. Both are in pretty good shape. Dad and I had the intention of spending a few days fixing it up and then taking it out on the water. This is our first boat and we were looking forward to setting it up to suit us. He doesn't get out of the house much, and this is something we could do together. As luck would have it, my work schedule has exploded in the past week (which is good, financially speaking), but my dad's debilitating back problems have incapacitated him for an indefinite period of time. So now we have a nice boat, barely used 1999 25 hp Mercury motor and trailer, with one owner bedridden and the other working ridiculous hours. I would like to keep the boat, but I don't have the time or knowledge to finish EVERYTHING. We really need someone who has experience hooking up the electrical system on a boat (outboard, trolling motors, depth finder. etc.). We are also having wiring 'issues' with the trailer (if you really want the details, shoot me a PM). If you know of anyone who has a little time and knows what they are doing, it would be greatly appreciated. I am certainly willing to pay someone for the time and knowledge (cha ching!), or simply take them fishing. Thanks! P.S. The boat is in Mascoutah.