Early in the summer we were approached by a fellow boater who had started a 20 Cigarette Restoration. The boat was completely stripped down to a blank canvas, ready for some paint. An entire inventory of parts / interior, and almost every nut + bolt come with the boat. As did a freshly dyno'd GM 383 / Imco Manifolds / Rebuilt TRS Trans, Etc. About the only thing missing from the project was paint, that is where Mitcher T stepped in. A simple / classic look was chosen to keep the boat true to its roots. After about a week and half at Mitcher T, the boat returned back to the Pier 57 shop for full rigging - Wiring / Plumbing / Cables, Etc. All of which happened in a 3 week period from bare hull to fully tested boat. During the rigging / testing process we were posed with a few challenges - TRS Electric Shifter failed, needed to retrofit a mechanical shifter and cable assy. The engine install was by far the most challenging part, even though it originally came out of the boat. The working area is 37" x 35" and the Engine from crank pulley to trans tail stock is 47.75"....... At the end of the day it rests at home in the bilge, but not without putting up a fight!
The boat was run at a local event this past weekend : 2013 NIOC River Shiver. She turned a lot of heads and held together in some pretty nasty water! Overall the boat runs / handles great, gets to 60-62 on the top end.