My grandfather bought this beauty in 1991 and died shortly after, my dad and uncle ran her for a few seasons after that. Her stern sank about 20 years ago but she was refloated quickly and ran another season but has been sitting on the hard since. My uncle gave me the boat and I plan on doing an entire restoration to bring her back to life as a commercial bass/tuna boat, rec lobster and general beach cruiser for cape cod. I have a few ideas but this being my first serious restoration and first experience with a downeast I would appreciate any advice you can give. I am competent working with electric, fiberglass, metal and wood but lack knowledge in material selection and general boat construction. Sorry for all the questions but I know someone on here has this knowledge so cant hurt to ask! Open to any opinions on the refit as well so don't hold back. Plenty more questions are sure to follow, still working on the demo but would like to have her floating by next spring. I want to make sure I do this right so she can live on for another 40+ years so not trying to skimp on anything that will hinder that. Thank you for any and all help I will be sure to post pictures as I make progress. This hull is not cored, would it be beneficial to the ride quality to core it with marine ply (or similar) and fiberglass? I need to replace the stringers as they are rotten, what material is best? Needs a new deck badly, what wood type? Fiberglass just the top or bottom too? I plan on getting an Armstrong bracket made and putting new power on, any suggestions on HP? Probably going with Yamaha but could be talked out of it. Once I have the boat stripped down to the hull I am going to soda blast and make any repairs, was planning on using awl grip to paint the boat inside and out, any other recommendations? Primer/sealer first? The house will likely need to be rebuilt, what material should I use? Should I fiberglass it or just seal/paint the wood? I want to add a new hydraulic pump for the hauler, any brand or size recommendations? I would like to add fold out (or IN) windows and a hatch for the cabin, anyone know a good seller or brand, Could make them myself but figured someone builds them. Was planning on adding some trim tabs or the new zip wake system, necessary? Needs new rails as they are rotten pretty bad, was unscrewing a rod holder and the screw gun slipped and went through. what material should I use? Planning on glassing over it as well to avoid this in the future. I typically use marglass to fillet and smoothe a surface before glassing over, is this best? Needs a new rubrail all around, would like to go with a nice wood and varnish it, mahogany? Teak? The keel is hollow, should I add a stringer down the middle and glass it in or is this good for drainage? Any other questions I should be asking?