It has been a long haul, seven years to be precise, but my restoration project is almost complete. She may not be the most beautiful boat in the fleet, but I doubt there are very many other 1960 Cobia's of any description still afloat.
The boat is a 16' fiberglass cuddy, with all the bells and whistles from an electric anchor winch to twin down riggers and a pair of 3500GPH bilge pumps, marine radio, etc., all run by four (heavy) golf cart batteries.
My next question, is what to hang off the transom? Prior to my taking possession, the boat sported a non-functional sixty horse Mercury. Unfortunately, the only larger motor I have is a 28HP Johnson. My Johnson runs great, but would probably make me underpowered for the big lake. What I would like to find is a decent (reliable) older motor in the 40/60 horsepower range.
Any suggestions about where to start looking or what makes and models to avoid?