It was a gift. A project that I willingly and knowingly took on. Matsu ll, had 3 or so feet of rainwater INSIDE her. Submerging the Yanmar diesel along with a lot of other stuff. A layer of diesel fuel coated much of the inside where the water was. Where the water did not reach, there was thick mold. The boat needed a ton of cleaning. Cleaning I can do, it’s inexpensive and does not require too much technical knowledge. I also knew that a lot of hard work was involved. After receiving this boat, I sold my little C&C 25 that I had owned for 27 years. The boat I sold was in perfect working condition and clean… On the other hand, while I LOVED my little C&C, I also really wanted a boat with an inboard diesel and a roomier living space. Anyone who’s ever been on a Catalina 30 knows what I’m talking about, it is unbelievably roomy below. I am totally on a budget. I will do most of the work myself, because I enjoy it and because I cannot afford to get someone else to do it. I scour Craigslist, BoatNation.com and Ebay constantly for bargains as well as consignment stores and yard sales. Please feel free to leave a comment or question, I will do my best to get back to you quickly.