OK, heres a quick run down of my situation... I grew up fishing on 1968 Boston Whaler Montauk 17. About 7 years ago, my dad sold it. The guy never came to pick it up, but asked if he could store it on our lot. Well the new boat had to go inside so the Whaler went outside and has been there ever since. Well, I will be graduating college soon and am going to need a boat of my own and something to sink some extra time into other than school work. The few times I see this boat a year its very depressing to see it just rotting away. I would love to restore but am worried that it may be too far gone. The cost of storage is worth more than the boat so I am not worried about getting the boat back. The question that I have is how far is too far for restoring a boat? What should I look for as far as structural damage? I understand that this is probably the most broad question ever asked on 2cool without pictures but I was just hoping to get some insight on this. I can post pictures when I get home for Christmas but until then, anyone have any information? Also, should I restore or should I look into a shop doing the work?