Yes! It is official, our engine is now in the boat! This was a huge milestone for us. It has been YEARS since an engine has been in this boat. The last owner, Jim, removed the old engine and purchase a new fully rebuilt one. The engine had been sitting in a crate below the boat for years and we uncovered it and fired it off a few months ago (see here). Now, this last week we were finally able to place the engine in the boat!
Now that the engine is in we will shrink wrap the boat to keep it dry and protected during the winter ahead, as well as allow us to continue to work away on the list of projects for the deadline of next summer! I will continue to update with more details and pictures as we begin to connect and install all the components to and from the engine.