I'm getting the welding done on the boat this week. Should be good to go in a few days. I am looking into anti slip solutions for the deck. Thanks to all who offered suggestions. My next question is: Why won't anyone work on a Tahotsu (Nissan) outboard motor. In 2003 I bought a used 2001 - 20' - center console - Polar Craft - modified "V" boat - that was equipped with a 90hp Tahotsu motor. I can't find any local dealers willing to work on it. Nothing wrong with it - I just wanted to tune it up before the season starts. My question is what is wrong with the Tahotsu - Just curious.