My friend recently purchased a fixer-upper boat. I worried about this because I feel like it’s a little dangerous to be using a boat that you know needs to be fixed up, considering using a boat typically involves being out in the middle of open water and a boat breaking down on you out there would be bad, to say the least. Nobody wants to get stuck in the middle of nowhere, especially if you have to swim to safety.
But he’s been working on it non-stop. He’s got more of a mechanical brain than I do, so perhaps he understands how a fixer-upper truly can be fixed better than me. He took it out for the first time a couple weeks ago. He put some outboard motor oil in his boat and it’s been working fine.