The first thing you want to do is to ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for repairs and maintenance. If you have the money to afford the boat, it is a good idea to get some estimates from several yards. This way you will know how much it would cost to repair your boat. The second step in getting an estimate is to decide what type of warranty you would like to have. Make sure that you include this in your plan so that you know exactly what the guarantee is.
After you have determined how much to repair your boat, there are still some things that you need to take into consideration. If you do decide to get the job done yourself, make sure that you have a fair idea of how much it would cost you to fix the boat. You also need to decide if you are going to use the right tool to do the job. For example, if you only have a drill, make sure that you know how much it would cost to drill the holes and lines you need. You also need to determine what kind of materials you are going to use to fix the boat. For example, if you are not going to buy a brand-new boat, what are you going to use to fix it?