Here goes with the first message. I don't even know what a thread is, but I had to tell all about my find. I bought a 1961 model Sears 14' John boat for a hundred and a quarter. She's got a 3' bottom with a 54" beam and I'm told she only leaks about a quart an hour. Next week's spare time is devoted to scraping paint, epoxy patch material, and tightening rivits. Did I mention she's deep. I think I'm in love. I'll post pictures if I'm smart enough (that ain't no cinch).