I think the lure of the water is hard to shake once it gets into your system.
This was the case when Sandi and I decided to buy a 1977 Yukon Delta Houseboat. When we found our boat we thought we could clean her up, rebuild the interior and paint the outside. But, when we started to remove the dirt and some inside panels we had a rude awakening. The cabin was totally rotted and the hull needed repair. It embedded in our minds the old saying, “Buyer Beware”. There were only two roads to take. Trash the whole boat or completely rebuild her.
Our decision – Rebuild!