I didn't grow up around boats but wanted to try restoring one for my boys and me. Horror stories and lack of knowledge had me shy away from a project but when I saw a $500 Craigslist ad... why not try, hell the gauges and wheel might be worth it. I was surprised to learn there are 50's-early 60's plywood hulled outboard boats for cheap. These boats are often overlooked lacking the quality of a higher priced collector boat, but gives guys like us a chance to have fun with a little imagination and a limited budget. Mine is a 1959 Luger "kit" boat. I wanted to build it as a young man in '59 would do who also was into hot rods.