So I can't deny that I was born and raised on ponds and shore-fishing lakes. Grandpa skulled a 12' jon boat in his pond, that's it. BUT he had an old (something like '74) 17' ranger that I've pretty much inherited. It has a newer (still old..I'm gonna guess late 80's) Evinrude 115 that I got up and running last year. To get this thing lake-worthy, (I'm going to school about 20 minutes from KenLake) It needs a trolling motor, anchor, completely rewired and lights. Trailer needs painted and rewired as well. Are boats of this age worth working on? I don't have alot of money to put into this, but what I do will be done right...granted I won't be using premium parts and doing it mostly myself. The hull is solid, the carpet must be removed...and I won't replace it, probably just put down sometime of light-colored paint/bedliner material. If finished it would be a stripped down skeleton of what it used to be. I wouldn't concern myself with gauges, livewells and fishfinders. I'm I just asking for a headache? Would I be better off trying to find an old boat that has been kept up w/o a motor?