Well my long wait for a boat came to a sudden conclusion this week! Fate landed a beautifully maintained Hudson bay right in our lap. Couple of months before we planed, completely outfitted instead of just the hull and no side trip to Canada, things worked out nearly perfectly! I need to make a spray skirt and motor cover ASAP do to my lack of a garage but the boat is set up exactly as I would have done it right down to the mounts for the rod holders. Tracy and I are very happy. we should have the freighter wet in about 4 hours!