Dandaman and waitowski thanks for reading. I know it is a long thread!
Well I ran into some problems this spring and had to keep her our of the water for a couple weeks. Boat is overheating, water pump is suspect after changing three impellers. Changed and should get tested this weekend.
I also had some water coming into the boat. This was a real mystery. It turned out to be a leak where the exhaust pipe exits the transom of the boat. Now it has been sealed with silicone. My boat has solid exhaust pipes, but I guess some boats have rubber 'mufflers' inline. To find this leak we had to cut a small hole in the floor under the rear bench seat. This was really stressful to do, but it revealed that my stringers appear to be in near-perfect shape. I know that is hard to believe, so I will knock on wood for good luck. I am gonna have to rebuild my rear bench seat sometime soon too. Hopefully a little bigger for a little more ballast.
Hoping to take her our this weekend and for fourth of July. Hope everyone is well.