I think we have had posts on this before but heck it is winter and what better time is there for thinking about what you want to do to get your boat set up for the next season!
I am hoping to keep this one focused on river running but we could certainly open a thread for glass boats and the ocean.
Here are the "upgrades" I have been going over in my head... If anyone has experience with how hard these projects are or what the costs are (especially hidden expense).
I have a 01' 90 horse merc and it will get:
New stainless impeller
New sleeve lined with UHMW
Outboard stomp grate from Karolds
Considering upgrading electronics to monitor fuel flow (not sure what is involved here)
Tune up and controls adjusted (looking for good shop for this)
For the boat (93' wooldridge AK 17'6")
Some sort of Teflon type bottom paint (not sure which product yet)
New vinyl graphics
Thinking about putting in a diamond plate floor boards (very interested in info on this!)
Considering having an overhead rack built to store lightweight gear and poles
I am also thinking about having an addition put on the canvas to provide full coverage so I can sleep on the boat.
Well if anyone has experience with any of these projects feel free to chime in! I would love to see some pics as well!