I've been working on my boat recently, and I'm getting fairly into it. I'm wondering if anyone else has boats, and whether they tinker with them.
I have a 13 foot aluminium, flat bottomed boat, perfect for rivers, creeks and estuaries. It doesn't love the ocean unless its a really calm day, but its super stable in sheltered conditions.
I was having issues with my outboard about 6 months ago, and since it was winter, and the weather wasn't great, I just sort of let it sit in the workshop. Now that it's summer here and the weather is perfect, I dragged the boat out, and had a look at it. I gave the outboard a full service, replaced spark plugs, fully rebuilt the carburetor, replaced the primer assembly, and its purring now. I also put a 110 Ah deep cycle battery in it, and mounted a 30lb Minn Kota on the bow, as well as installing some rollocks for oars if everything else fails.
I've never used an electric motor before, but I really like the idea of being able to stand up the bow and flick out some lures, use my throw net, or even go bow fishing.
I'm keen so hear about your boats, and how you've modified them for the way you fish.