After waiting for the right time (probably never) and the right boat (none exist), I stumbled upon a good deal on a 1986 19' Atlantic well boat, double wide. Sharper, V-entry that comes flatter astern. Floor is shot and stringers need some attention, however I have yet to put her under the knife so until then I will speculate and assume it's a full rebuild. It is currently configured as a forward console with an in floor fish box.
My plans are:
Make a flat floor, and create storage space in previous fish hold
Run a PVC rigging tube under sole to the engine
Relocate dual batteries to under bow cap/console
External 12 gal fuel tank on deck (boat came with brand new tank)
New console or rebuild current console configuration
Roll paint interior with gray paint, touch up exterior (in good shape), bottom paint black chine down
Power will be a 115 Yamaha four stroke. Previously was rigged with 115 Suzuki and performed well.
For build components, I plan to use West Systems epoxy and 1708 glass. I am familiar working with wood glass and composites but am no means an expert and am looking forward to learning the hard way. I am an owner/operator charter captain who fishes full time, as well as commercially but have marked off time after bluefin tuna fishing full-time to rebuild this boat. This will remain a work boat and will be used for commercial fishing as well as duck hunting.
I have joined this forum to update the progress of the build but also looking for guidance for many things such as which hardener (slow vs fast) and size ply to use for sole and stringers, as well as many other questions I'm sure I haven't thought of. I'll be working in a shop in Morehead City and am excited to see how many builds here are from this area and nearby.