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Irwin 32.5 Ketch

I am a little freaked out! I own an Irwin that I bought at a salvage yard a year ago and I'm just getting around to doing some work on it.
It had filled up with water when someone was working on the engine and they left the sea cocks open.
I just got estimates on a new engine and was told everything has to be replaced, transmission etc.
About a year ago, I got a bracket thinking I could put an outboard on it, but because of the curved transom, that is not possible unless the boat is hauled out.
Help!
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Welcome to the world of owning a boat with a negative value. Boats like these have so little value that the cost of a rebuilt engine and transmission gets awfully close to the value of the boat. The reason that boats like these end up in salvage yards is that they cost more to fix up than they will ever be worth. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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It's okay. I didn't buy it for the value, but because it is an Irwin and I like the mold.
I guess I will go ahead and put a new engine in it. Thanks.
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Why not buy a different Irwin 32.5...it will be cheaper than a new engine!
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