I picked up another well used outboard 18' Hydrodyne. It is a basket case. It needs everything although the hull seems solid. So this one I'm planning to redo for the purpose of determining what it really costs to do it properly. I plan to pay to have everything done and will report in detail on the whole project start to finish including final costs. What I'd like is some suggestions and thoughts for what or how to equip the boat including seating, steering, controls, size of motor and maybe even the trailer. I'm thinking the following as a starting point: 1. Drivers Bucket Seat and passenger bench seat 2. Rear seat (Hoping to use the new style Dyna-Ski base if it isn't to tall) 3. Carpet (we mainly use gray) 4. Teleflex BayStar Hydraulic Steering (suitable for up to 150 hp) Is tilt needed? 5. Teleflex Control (They make a control that they used on many inboards and the FlightCraft Outboard but it requires a dash or steering wheel mounted trim adjusting switch) 6. Evinrude gauges including their GPS Speedometer as it seems to be the best offered so far. Could change if the motor isn't an Evinrude. I just sold a 17.6 Open Bow with a 135 Mercury to a fellow that lives on a lake with a horsepower limit. I'm anxious to hear how the boat/engine performs in day to day use. Unfortunately our testing of it was limited by the time of the season here in Wisconsin. 7. Pylon mounted in the rear like on the Dyna-Ski 17.6 Models. Although I do have several different factory original offerings to consider duplicating or using. 8. Fin? This boat does not have one. I thought that they all did. So is it missing one or did they not have them? 9. Fuel Tank Should I mount it in the front or rear? 10. Motor will likely be an Evinrude E-Tec. I can buy them right and they are so smooth, quiet and easy on fuel & oil. Should it be a 75, 90, 115, 130, 135 or 150? 11. Should the boat have a windshield? 12. What trailer? A new one or find an original one with fiberglass fenders and such? 13. Color and decals, etc. Boat will likely be painted white. Any suggestions for adding a little color to the boat with stripes, etc. I don't think I want the stripes on the deck although this boat has them right now so what do you think? Please feel free to comment on any individual item if you like so please fire away. PJP aka Boat Builder ps Anyone want to fund the project and own the boat when it is done?