Old fiberglass driftboat--project or flip?
I've been reading this forum on and off for several years. I live in southwestern VA, about an hour from the new river gorge. I fish the upper stretches of the new from a pontoon/cataraft.
I recently came across a fiberglass driftboat that a friend/coworker had in his backyard. I got a steal of a deal on it, and don't know where to go from here. It took about an entire day to pull it out of the woods, get the trailer roadworthy, remove years of leafs/mud, drain water, and I start ripping out the indoor/outdoor carpet.
Does anyone know who may have manufactured this? I have yet to find a hull ID tag. The boat is 16' long, with a 48" wide floor. Oarlock to Oarlock is about 70". It is heavy, very heavy.
Any estimates on value?--now, and once I get it cleaned/painted. I'm worried it will draft in too much water for the areas I fish. I'm going to try to rig some simple seats/benches and test it out this week.