Well, the boat is out of winter storage.
Good news, the tubes where still full of air just as I left them 6 months ago! This is great as the coast guard told me they were quite leaky and I would need to top them up every day.
More good news, I had my fibreglass guy have a look at it and he said the decks and transom are solid, no rot. Perfect!
I have decided that for this season I am going to go with the single 75hp merc single that was mounted to the boat before it was sold to me. I can get it for a good price and it comes with all the other rigging that was removed from the boat aswell. I just want to get it on the water an use it as a basis for evaluation, next year I will make the decission to go up to 90 hp single or twin 50.
Before I mount the motor I want to remove all the metal work, strip it down, and repaint it.
I also need to clean up the tubes, they are filthy. What do people clean tubes with on this side of the atlantic? The guys at Coast guard say Spary 9 works pretty well. I really dont want to damage the tubes though as they are in better shape then I thought.