Nice photos Paul! I especially like the shot with your assistant (I have a grandson about the same age that's always ready "give me a hand").
What's that Merc O/B I see in the back corner in the 2nd shot? Looks to be a 50 HP or so?
I know what you mean about deferring work on account in the cold. I have several minor repairs to make on both my SH and SM. But until the temperature moderates a bit (temps are hung in the single digits here) I'm sticking to indoor projects(!)