Venture 17 restoration
Turkey baster bulb sounds great. Mine came with a big rubber "cork" with a groove cut in it for the cable. It's heavy enough that it doesn't blow out of the cockpit when towing.
Have fun! I plan to put another under-berth storage area in mine. (see my previous post). I might also cut a compartment into the V berth for my battery (a car jump starter with a 12V charger /lighter port) leaving the entire inside empty when sailing. And putting all the weight low and secure in the boat.
Keep the expenses low and the good times high.
S/V Over Easy
PA Freshwater / Chesapeake