Bigger numbers than I ever would have imagined.

Are you sitting down? Grand total between me and insurance for everything was north of $10k...

I had a hard time stomaching that going into a boat that is 12 going on 13yrs old. But if I didn't, then what? I'm stuck with a torn up old boat. I know that cost would not be recouped in selling or trading it but I don't have any plans to get rid of it for the foreseeable future and a new boat payment is not in the budget. So I started to look at it like fixing up an old car. A classic I'll keep so I didn't skimp on the important stuff. It's only got about 400 hours total on the hull and about half that on the engine.

Maybe 10yrs down the road things will change. Who knows.