There was a wooden boat on Craigslist and I went to look at it. It was pretty, and the seller said it only leaked a little, that he would not hesitate to take it fishing. That was good enough for me. It looked great on a soggy December afternoon in a dark shed so I bought it. It came with a motor and trailer! I knew I’d sell the motor and that would pay for sand paper and varnish, with cash left over to buy beer to lubricate the sanding and varnishing.