I'm very interested in how your project is going. I just acquired a Venture 21 that my son and I plan to restore over this coming winter - or at least after high school football season. Looks like we'll be at least a few months behind you. A couple questions from a beginner if you don't mind....
1. Was it much trouble to separate the top from the hull, and now that you've done it do you think it is the right way to go? The idea of dealing with the "insides" from the outside is very appealing but I didn't want to get in too far over my head.
2. Where did you find the hull number on your boat? Ours has no HIN on the transom but according to the previous registration is a 1973 model. DNR will be paying a visit to give it a HIN but I would like to know the actual number if I can find it.
Any sage advice would be appreciated.