Ok, the new helm is installed with new gages. The wheel is back in and all seems to be working. Started the motor and all the gages come to life and seem to be working just fine. All the parts for the transom are built and in the process of final fitting. Started cleaning up all of the other stuff I had ripped out to see what is usable and what needs to be replaced.
Not much hope that it is going to see water this year. Hopefully in the spring next year.