Jeeperz Ralph! i just read that whole thread. Amazing stuff. Nice that you guys in NZ can spend 20,000 on a 5,000 dollar boat and wind up with a 25,000 dollar boat. I have a 78 SN that i am refitting but i must retain a strict budget. If i spend 20K no matter how nice i will still have a 5,000 boat.
Ballast and seating combined is very cool but the loss of gunwale height concerns me for a family boat. I think i will go with one the layouts seen above in this thread as i have even less room than on a 2001.
Thanks again for that great read. i now have more ideas to day dream over.
I will start my build in the next few weeks.