OHJoe, I don't sleep much. I don't get to fish much. I like to tinker. I'll try to get some photos posted late tonight (you should be sleeping by then) or tomorrow. I find this kind of project relaxing and fun. I can tell you that I have received a tremendous amount of help, suggestions and deserved ribbing here in the watercraft forum and have asked many of the same type of questions you have asked. You said you are going out on the lakes with your son, who would not like to chip in to make that more rewarding? Awesome plan!