I am new to boating all together. although thinking of jumping in head first with no life preserver. I can get a 19' raven cuddy for a few hundred bux. it has the 3.0 Mercruiser which was left to freeze so it may or may not need a motor. it also needs all new interior. all the fiberglass and controls seem to be intact. I am no sloutch when it comes to turning wrenches and using power tools but I have never done anything to boat other than ride. Soif I end up with this piece of fiberglass you will hear a lot from me.