i bought my first boat last year but have been to busy to work on it. When i finally got around to it i saw that about 10 ribs in this 16ft. river jon where broke. When i took it to a guy to have welded he said i would have to remove the ribs then re-rivet them in after he weilded the ribs togather or it would cost a furtone for him to do it all. Along with the ribs there are a lot of other things that need weilded like the brace on the transom and a spot on the railing of the boat. An a big crack on the front of it. i bought the boat for $600 with a small motor and trailer. An have about $300 in other stuff bought for it . Plus, about $200 for the title transfer and stuff. This boat is pretty much just a hull right now. So i was wondering for what i have in it should i trie to fix it or take the lost on the money an just get a new boat and use what i bought for the old one on the new one.