I traded my Bronco for a 1987 Commander open bow jet a couple weeks ago. Something a little bigger than the Circus boat is needed for those days the lake lice are chopping up the river, and this should fit the bill nicely.
It is equipped with a marine 460, jacuzzi jet and hydraulic Place diverter.
It was also built with cheap plywood seats that weren't resin washed, so needless to say it needs new wood. The interior will need to be replaced as the vinyl is faded, split in a few places and in generally rough shape, but this gives me an opportunity to practice building new seat frames and play with fiberglass. If I can get a season out of a repaired interior I'll be happy.
The worst was the passenger seat. The bottom was almost completely gone, and the bottom inside of the bucket side is pretty well rotted. If I can build a new frame and reuse the padding and vinyl, the rest of the boat will be a piece of cake.
I'll have pics tomorrow, but the first thing was to pull 10 billion staples out to remove the vinyl, and piece together what's left of the wood for a template. The plan is to use some decent AC exterior plywood, glass the joints, and resin wash the wood.
More to come....