Thanks took some work, I've had the hull a while and really like it. They're times when I wish I had bigger boat, but it works for me really well 85-90% of the time. Rest of the time I just deal with it not being the perfect boat. With that said when that hull is finally scrap metal I'll probably get a 17ft or 18ft hull set up pretty much same way.
I would never sell my welders off unless I bought different ones to replace one with always come in handy well worth having. With that said the hobarts are great I love mine honestly glad I didn't bother spending more on the miller. It's heavier being a transformer powered mig welder vs on of the inverter powered ones. The way I see inverter welders have been around forever and plenty are still running strong afters years of use. Inverters seem to work great and are light weight, but they haven't been as time proven yet. I was a little worried at first getting the hobart thinking I wouldn't like the volatge taps and would wish it had infinite variable voltage adjustment, but it has enough settings I've yet to wish it had more adjustment. On the rust It's not just chevy's all trucks rot out eventually, quicker around here with all the dang salt they dump on the roads it kills vehicles. I usually don't keep the boat in the garage I actually put up one of those cheap harbor freight portable garages and cemented in the four center post I figured it wouldn't have lasted long at all but it's two years old now works great keeps the boat out of the elements just the right size for a boat like mine.
why does everything have to get in the way of fishing and hunting?