thanks for all the comments and tips guys, i'm trying to restore the elasticity of the rubber or (PVC?) the previous owner used it on salt water. but overall the condition is fairly good./ kelson are you from SD?, i actually bought the boat in Point Loma,San diego CA. , i'm from yuma AZ. / stabond is a good product,gives a strong bond, i used hair dryer to minimize humidity, cures completely after 18hrs.,
i'm gonna try it on the lake this saturday and see what happens. i bought a $25 trolling motor in a yard sale,hope it works fine, 40lbs thrust. let's see, i'll post pics.
Bigmuz7, LOL! yeah ,need to make my dad busy,my parents are here for a visit ,theyr'e from NY, they want to experience the AZ heat for a change. thanks!