B757Captain, I have been following this thread. First, I am really impressed with both your skills and your determination. Secondly, if you ever decide to sell the boat in the future, I think these documented repairs would likely make a good case for a potential buyer to select your boat over many others. A new owner should be able to get it insured. Your repaired boat will be as mechanically sound as any other boat that age. I once rebuilt a totaled sports car, the same insurance company that totaled the car sold full coverage on it, after my repairs. Looking forward to seeing more updates and eventually the finished product.