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I agree that support helps though in the past I've been able to keep going in bad conditions...id be cutting plywood for my Bayliner late at night outside with snow falling, having to brush it off to find where the line was to run my jigsaw on. I wouldn't call it fun but definitely rewarding. At least I shouldn't have to cut and grind glass.
I would pull the engines but I don't have the best facilities anymore...my Bayliner project was done over winter in a heated barn...now I live in an apartment 40 minutes away from the Coho and while I do have access to a small shop its back in Lansing...quite a logistical problem. For the time being I plan on putting fresh oil in number 2 and firing it up long enough to circulate the oil a little, draining, repeating. Hourmeter on number 1 shows 2800 or so, number 2 is over 3400...didn't spend much time at the dock it seems.
And I seriously want to build a larger, heavier duty platform or add davits because I have a 70s Amphicat 6x6 AATV that would serve as an awesome landing craft and make everyone with a dinghy jealous lol