I purchased my latest boat back in April it is 1984 20 Hourston. It was in really nice clean shape, all original, 2 owner boat (original owner was the 2nd owners neighbor). Power was provided thru a v6 chev and Volvo 280 leg. It had 1650 original hours but the engine although well kept was needing a re-fresh which I expected when I purchased her. Now I am on the re-power update of this old beauty of a boat. I am putting on a pod and 4 stroke outboard. The old engine and leg are gone, sure opens things up. I done core samples of the transom and stringers and all I can say is, a well built fiberglass boat will last forever! Zero rot found, even took it to a fiberglass shop and did some more core samples and it is solid. I called Hourston and in 1984 it was still an option to have foam under the floor, an option my boat does not have. Yaaaa!~ Few pics as I get started. I am having an issue on choosing a pod, I can get them built locally, the price is all the same within a few hundred bucks(wolf, coast propeller, fiber-pro. I want a pod with a swim grid and kicker mount. Most go aluminum, however I have read great things about fiberglass pods. Anyone have any experience with them? Fiber pro in Campbell can make one and mount it for the same price as aluminum, but he can make it with a bigger flotation chamber for the power I am putting on(big 4 stroke).Also the fiberglass pods are bolted on( insurance purposes) and fiber glassed on inside the pod. I plan on mooring my boat next year so the one advantage I see is I wont have to treat it any different than the rest of the hull.What you all think??