A couple of months ago, my brother - in - law approached me about a small boat his brother wanted to sell for $200 to get out of his yard. It belonged to a family member who had died and had set for 2 years. I didn't expect much, maybe an old runabout or john boat. When I got there I found a late 80's 15 1/2 foot fiberglass Sylvan bass boat with a 50hp Evinrude on a drive on trailor. The boat was filthy, but had a solid floor and transom and no cracks or gouges in the hull. The motor had good compression and the trailor was decent. I bought the boat and went to work. Hours of cleaning and waxing brought the paint out to a nice shine. The carpet was removed and roll on bed liner applied. I replaced the seats, put a trolling motor on the front and a bunch of rod holders. I got the navigation lights, bilge pump, and live well pumps working. I capped the bow with polished aluminum checker plate to hide the extra holes where several trolling motors had been mounted. To the trailor I added bearing buddies, new tires, new lights, new safety chains and wiring. The motor wasn't much problem, cleaned the carbs and fixed a small ignition problem. It starts, idles, shifts into all gears and revs smoothly while hooked to a water hose. The choke solenoid doesn't seem to work and I haven't ordered one yet. I painted the cowling and added new decals. A lot of work, but I only have $700 in the complete rig, plus several hours of work. I plan to go to Columbia within the next few days to walk the paperwork through. Can't wait to get cat slime all over her!:smile2: By the way, I've got a Humminbird Wide 128 to put on it, but am missing the mounting base. If anyone has a base that they would part with, let me know!