After work today I decided to go to Lowes and grab the 2×8 timber for the strongback. Those 16 foot pieces I bought sure hung out the back of my pickup truck; made for an interesting and thankfully uneventful ride home. Once I got home and unloaded the timbers in the shop: it was time to finish tarping the pontoon since she is now outside. My wife and I spent about 45 minutes to an hour finishing the tarping. She is ordering a pontoon cover so the redneck job we did is not the permanent one. We also decided that we will fix the pontoon as much as we see to be necessary and sell her to fund this build.
Here’s a couple of pictures of the shop in question;