The terror of Norris Lake. This jewel started out life as a closed deck runabout built in 1962. After years of loyal service to its former owner it was sold to my dad. well it has sat for probably 10 years or so until I decided to resurrect it for catfishing duty. The front deck was cut completely off of it leaving some walking space. I used a small center console from an old pontoon boat behind the building. Which by the way incase you wonder my dad has done nothing but work on outboards since he was about 13 so I'm pretty stocked on stuff, heh. My trailer came from an open deck runabout buckeye boat which was scrapped due to rotted transome. Replaced a tire for $27 bucks as my first cost. I had some small HID type lights I usually keep for backup lights on my trucks and some square flood type lights I had hanging up on the wall never opened. I decided to put them to good use for the nightshift. Got my bow and rear light for about $29 alltogether. spent about $20 bucks in wiring related items. Steering gear was $130, control box was there, keyswitch was $20. Got two Duralast dual purpose batts. cheap. We had that '67 Mercury 35hp for awhile, got it for $300 b/c it wouldnt fire on one cylinder. I did a tuneup from foot oil to pump and points and discovered one point set burnt up, problem solved. made the rod holder from some pvc i had and aluminum c-channel, and turned the rear seat area into storage with a nice lid(still gotta get a seat pedestal mount for it) The rest of the stuff I had laying around pretty much. Spent a couple days and scrubbed her up good and I had a super cheap yet near pointlessly functional rig. Took her out a few hours ago for the maiden voyage and that little booger will scoot along good. But heres pics of my rig so maybe this can encourage some of our low budget catmen to save an old boat.