It's comming, but real slow. I have the boat at home, so now I can really work on it. But with it being in the 40's, it sure is hard to get motivated. I've gotten the bilge painted, the battery, fuel pumps and the gauges installed. Need to complete the additional wiring for the new gauges. I don't have the heavy battery wiring in yet. There's not a whole lot more that I can do in the bilge before the motor comes. I got the box and gimble assembly installed, but I can't get it to align. Turns out that Stellings aligns the bearing at the factory and mine came loose. Now I'm going pull the box off and sent it out to California for alignment. Two steps forward and 3 back...I got the hydraulic helm and the lines run. Had to custom machine the steering wheel mount due to the unusual dash thickness. That was kinda neat-especially when the tool shattered! Bought some mufflers from Teague. Sent my existing tips out there for them to match, which they didn't. Now I have to return them for rework. Because the Teague tips are 4 1/2" and the old ones were 4", I had to cut the holes larger. Of course, the area above the rub rail is EXACTLY 4 1/2"! Fitting these should be interesting! Got the cockpit cover made, but it releases when you tow the boat. I'll have to send it back to have the snaps replaced. Ryan of Kinetic got a preliminary sketch to me. Of course, at that exact time I found my dealer was going to keep some extra money as a commission. So much for that scheme! I've asked him to come up with some graphics that would be a bit cheaper, but I havn't heard back from him yet. I have most of the engine accessories painted, but I just can't seem to get myself to shoot the last couple of stragglers. Maybe that will happen this weekend. Supposed to snow, so I won't be working on the boat-again. There are other problems out there, but I really don't want to go into them on a public forum.
I know that Bruce is really cranking, and I'm not sure where I fit into the scheme of things. I'm kinda hoping we will be able to pick it up over memorial day-we'll see...my original goal was to have the boat running, but not dialed in by memorial day. Now I'll be glad to have it running by the 4th. That's going to put a crimp on this summer's fun/poker runs.