Since my other project is going to take a lot longer than I want to see the water (68 Stevens V-Drive) and isn't ideally suited for running on the Mississippi, I thought I'd look for something ready to run or close to ready to run just to start exploring the river with. After comparing what was available in my area, I bought a 77 19' sleekcraft jet. The hull looks solid, paint is wasted (going to sand down to the jel and see if it's usable. It supposedly has a rebuilt 440 in it that has never been fired. It's missing a few minor parts like water pump, hoses, and fuel pump but, nothing major. The interior is pretty well shot (might be salvagable for patterns). It has a jacuzi jet on it. I'm not familiar with Sleekcrafts, Jets or for that matter Mopars. I'm just trying to come up with a plan of attack to get this on the water in a month or so when the floods go away and we can go out and play.
1. Pull the motor and go through it and make sure it's what was quoted or build it back how it should be.
2. Check entire boat for soft spots and address any needed repairs
3. Sand ugly paint off deck and see if jel is still intact or spray it and call it good for the summer
4. Figure out how to inspect the jet and get it done
5. Either take the interior out and make new seats (i'll do the wood, covers by local upholstery shop) or bolt the 2 new buckets for the Stevens in and call it good for the summer. Back seat passengers are over rated anyways.
6. Put the motor back in, fire it up and make sure everything is working (break it in nice)
7. Go play
What have I missed or what do I need to know about this new hole in the water which i'm getting ready to pour money into?