Abstract: A gunwale for a boat. The gunwale can include an inner side and an outer side coupled at first ends to a top side forming a deck and at second ends to a bottom side. The gunwale can also include a first slot opening downwardly adjacent the inner side receiving a side panel of the boat, and a second slot opening downwardly adjacent the outer side receiving a hull of the boat. The outer side of the gunwale can also include a groove receiving a hook of a cover for the boat. A portion of the gunwale can also have an inner surface forming a closed channel and an outer surface forming an open channel through which lines can be run, and can also include a removable keeper coupled to the gunwale to at least partially close the open channel. The outer side of the gunwale can also include a laterally facing channel configured to receive a bumper.
Abstract: A motor boat with auxiliary and main motors and having a transom with a pocket or recess constructed and arranged to receive and support an auxiliary outboard motor. The auxiliary motor is connected to a steering control in a helm control center which steers both the auxiliary and main motors. Preferably operating controls enable starting, tilting and steering of both motors and associated propulsion assemblies from the helm. Preferably, the operating controls include a cable carried in a sheathing attached to a steering wheel mounted in the helm control center and adapted to turn or move the rudder of the main motor and the auxiliary motor propulsion assembly to thereby steer the boat.