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.
PA Freshwater / Chesapeake