Now that weather is finally warming up I'm getting started on my 22 Sisu. I live and work in Philly and the boat lives in Toms River near my in laws. Lots of driving and only able to get to it on the weekends so I'm mixing the DIY with getting help from some friends who have a lot more experience. I removed all the hardware off the gunnels this Saturday and quickly learned why everyone on here stresses decoring and back-filling with epoxy. Balsa looked like mud and had to cut a lot of it away before hitting dry core. Luckily I'm all patched up and just need to grind smooth and paint. The side fuel tanks are getting sold and I'll need to fill in the gussets the previous owner cut out to fit them. My buddy is going to help with ripping up the deck, getting a new fuel tank made, and rebuilding. Will post some pics along the way. I'm looking forward to helping out and getting some hands on learning experience. From what I can tell looking down the hatch there doesn't appear to be any stringers. Floors looks to only be attached to a couple of bulk heads which may explain the spongy feeling. Looking for opinions on this for the 22s. My thinking is its worth adding some in for added strength. I don't want to do this twice! Oh - local marina got me set up with fresh bottom paint! Once the boat is back together I'll look into getting it blasted and start fresh as there must be 20 layers of paint. Thinking that will be a 2020 - 2021 project... Also - any recommendations on a replacement helm? Thinking it probably makes sense to go hydraulic if going through the effort. Existing helm is making all the wrong noises. Tilt tube and pivot points on the outboard in good shape.