I bought this boat two years ago and fished with just the trolling motor that year. The previous owner had told me the 86 15hp Johnson should run but he had taken the carb apart, then showed me a coffee can of parts. I didn't feel like messing with it at the time so left it for winter. Guess I should have looked at it, but over the winter with some help from Pappy and others in the motor forum, got it running with the basic updates and servicing. She ran great all year, one small hiccup with the fuel line to tank clip, but $6 part and back in business. Brought her home and it's time to rip out the seats, replace the transom, put in a floor, and a million other things. I've been searching these forums for ideas and knowledge the last couple years and probably have just enough mechanical and carpentry skills to be dangerous. I've learned a ton on this site, but will still have a bunch of questions as I go. This will probably turn into a great tutorial on what not to do, so hopefully you guys can stop me before I screw anything up too bad.