I have just joined the forum after reading the discussions and posts. We are returning to big water boating after a brief respite. The Huckins in New York is our first target (Dry Martini / 1961 53' Huckins) and have found threads on her from others that have looked her over. 14 Freedom (Dan) took a serious look and survey with advice from others. We would welcome any comments and advice. This forum is a wealth of information! Regards, Great Lakes Jim.