Well, my 1972 Stardust 53x12 has sprung a leak and has now been pulled from Lake Lanier, GA and is sitting on the back of a semi. There is about 8 finger size holes under the boat where the shower is located. (I know this because I stuck my finger in the holes.) SO, what are my options? I need a range of ideas here because I'm not sure to what extent I will be "keeping" the boat. I have been thinking about the following options but need some thoughts on pricing:...?
Weld some Plates to the bottom of the boat over the holes / sandblast the hull / add any additional plates if needed / repaint and drop back in the water? (Not sure about price for this job)
Have a professional team Spray On Rhino lining over the entire bottom hull and over the holes --> $6,000 - $7,000 dollar job (boat is now beach-able
(no need to fix the holes I'm assuming.
Rip off the entire bottom metal / replace with stainless steel?? No clue about priceing, but I am assuming this would be considered a 2008 Hull by the coast guard and would help with any insurance concerns?
Junk the boat for scrap metal and see how much I can get?
(hate to see this as an option, but I'm sure that will be many of your replies)
Sell the boat as is? (Not sure how much i can get for it at this point)
53x12 OMC V-8