war that is a dandy...grew up in a jon, 14 ft. sears with a 9 1/2 johnson and both took a beatin big time and caught more fish, killed more ducks, ran over more stumps and water mocs and as rough as it was and homely...walking back from shooting ducks and finding barbed wire with a wader boot made that the prettiest lil jon on the water. upgraded it to an 18 evinrude when the bond movie came out with the new evinrudes on all the boats and it would scat. gave the 9 1/2 and $600 for the 18. do that today and someone is drunk! hanover...that's just showin off. i don't blame you either that is an awesome ride. somewhere a video shows one with one man and he's tied to a two man kayak with paddles and he drags em wherever he wants to. they can't stop him. i'm modifying my pelican to more adapt to my fishing and creating things for me to do. i started with a dash last year and have it almost complete except for painting. it contains a plate for magnetic antenna and ground wire, a belt loop for the clip on my handheld cobra cb, a gun holder, a spotlight holder a mount for my depth finder and a hole for the wires to go through, a cell holder, rod and drink holder, a magnetic strip for clippers etc. to cling to, ashtray, and is 36 inches across and marked to measure and underneath is a 4 port plug is for lights, depth finder, cell charger etc., and also a glove box...actually a large fanny pack attached under side. the dash is removable. i made new winds for anchor lines which are 50 ft. as to the others i had only held 25 ft. and smaller line. i made a new transom from slotted angle and is lighter and looks better to replace the ugly 2x4 i was using. i also am mounting a bow light and using the port under the dash to light it. the 4 ports btw run on a smaller battery. also to stable it and maybe stand or not worry about my 80 lb. hound getting excited, i am adding pontoons made from pvc. i was bringing them off the dash until i found the middle seat has a rod holder on each side and i don't use them and...perfect fit for the pvc to sit in, it's 1 1/4 sched 40 and stiff. i'll put a strap on the side so where the arm rests on the boat it will cinch down and keep the arm from going up and down. the pontoons are 4 in. and caps alone for the ends were right at $10...that was $40 right there and i thought about the spray foam. it filled the ends and just needs to be sculpted to a point and painted. now i looked at kevlar skids because mine showed wear after one summer. i thought...$100? then i saw the slotted angle in home depot and hmmm. yes i made a brush guard i guess, cutting grooves in the iron to allow it to bend i rubber coated it and put weather stripping between it and the canoe. i had dog chain...i ran from the front handle down through the angle up to the other side to help hold it up and thought once it's rubberized and painted it will look tough plus help stop wear on the front of the boat. also my seat broke out. bad news, they sent me a new one and i didn't see throwing the seat away so i put it with the front seat with a 1x6 underneath on each side holding them together for my brother's wide "bass". makes a good work bench also! i'll show pics of it all once they're all painted.