Well, you have her looking good! It's alright that you don't have that tray, I just thought I ask. But like I said, I've only seen one XK with the tray.
I see from your pic of the engine you have the through hull exhaust, mine doesn't have it for some reason. I have never found an answer to why mine doesn't have it. I've never seen anything in the brochures or paperwork where the through hull was an option. Also, it seem like mine is an oddball with out it since all of the XK22 I've seen in person or online have it where mine doesn't.
I have a pair of the exhaust outlets I bought off a guy who was redoing one of these so I could add it. But before I do, I want to ride in one like yours so I can know how loud it really is with the through hull. One thing about mine is that you don't have any issues talking to your passengers since she's quiet at idle with the underwater exhaust. So I want to know this before I start drilling holes and changing exhaust manifold parts. But don't get me wrong, I like the rubble of a through hull exhaust, I just question how load it will be with a 12" long exhaust system.
Also, who made that trailer you have her sitting on? It reminds me of a Loadmaster Trailer. I would like to someday buy new trailer for mine since mine rides pretty high on it's trailer. I like how yours seems to be sitting on that trailer. I thing the boat would be easier to tow with the center of gravity lower like yours compared to how mine is set up.
Again, yours looks GOOD!
Thanks, Ron. I've never seen an XK without the thru hull exhaust, but I wouldn't doubt they did it. Agree that it might be nice from a usability standpoint...I love the burble but also don't want to be confused with a cigarette boat (fortunately it isn't that loud). The sound is somewhere between a wooden boat thru hull, and a performance boat. it's nice, but not obnoxious. Re: the trailer, I had it custom made for the XK about 20 years ago at a company in Lancaster, OH called JT trailers.