Hey guys!...after many trials and tribs, i finaly got the "bare bones" fishing/hunting rig in the water today for a test drive!...goes great!...real happy camper today!.....almost did my first "victory roll" too--by mistake!..LOL!....this will sure be fun to learn to drive!..kinda like driving a car on ice!.....top speed about 28 mph with a bit of gear....was up on plane in seconds!...like to thank everybody who hepled me out here and through pm's!....now to hook up a few "goodies" and get some fishing done before the hunting season begins!...larry

merc 40 "jet"(60 hp 4 -stroke), 18 foot alumarine