Hey fellas, So this is the new fishing machine. I went in partners on it with a good friend of mine and named it "Double Trouble". Its a 1979-185 Double Eagle on a Starcraft tandem axle trailer. The trailer used to have a 23' aluminum on it so I'm thinking I'm going to shorten up the tongue a bit to save a few bucks on the ferries. Its got a fresh marine 305 with fresh water cooling with a volvo 280 leg and electronic ignition. Everything on this motor is new. Its got trim tabs on it, and it also came with vhf. This is the first inboard that either of us has ever owned so I'm a bit on edge about it but from what little I know, the 280 is a good leg. We have an appointment to have a full 6'4" convertible canvas top with a slop back mooring cover made up for her this tuesday (black). I'm going to put my old Garmin split screen on it for now and slap my scotty long arm electrics on it as soon as we have some stainless plate bent up for the rails. I guess I should let my bud know he's buying the cannon balls lol!! Plans are to put new marine vinyl on the deck, fab up a checker plate aluminum swim grid and we will be looking for a t8 or t9.9 for it soon. Oh yea, we will be treating our broken asses to full suspension seats lol. The 17.5 double eagle we ran last summer was a good hull but she really pounded in the chop! I will post more progress pics as work is done I forgot to mention that we are planning on mooring it in Sooke for the spring/summer and I recon its a perfect Sooke boat.