Thanks Bill. I will be over it the first day I land a fish in the PY.
How much do you know about PY boats (if you now anything about it, you are ahead of me)? Its a serious question because I am struggling to find good information about the model that I have. Appearently, PY didn't make many of their outboard models on an annual basis. From the little that I have found, they delivered 1 or 2 outboard boats above 19' in a given year. From what I have seen, I am guessing that my boat is a 20' 5" PY Explorer Outboard.
I'm trying to find out about their hull construction, stringer construction, etc. From what I can tell, it is a heavy handlaid glass hull.
From what I have read, PY is most known for their tunnel drive systems. I had my first look at one of these yesterday. At a local "donate your boat to charity" place, I happened to see that they had a PY in the yard. I stopped to take a look at it. It looked like it was a 21 - 23 feet long cuddy cabin with the tunnel drive. It may have been the biggest (in terms of overall mass) boat of that length that I have ever seen. For those who have not seen these, all of the running gear (prop shaft, struts, prop and rudder) is 100% above the bottom of the hull in a long tunnel. That boat has to weigh a lot.
Matt: Any thoughts of designing something like the Glen-L Power Yak?