Danny, it was actually the cheapest way for me to build a pond. I scored the motor for a Finn at a swap meet and got the boat from a neighbor dirt cheap. The most spensive thing was the pump. All in all, I had less than a hundred in it when it was all said and done. Every one in the neighborhood and all who knew me or any one in our family knew about the boat. A boat with fish IN IT , who da thunk it ?