Sure it would be a bit of a project but I don't really mind that as long as it's more labor than money.
Doing it yourself does save some coin but you’re still gonna wind up comin plenty out of pocket. I recently picked up a quicky bass boat project that was tourney ready when my buddy put it to sleep several years ago.
New trailer tires, bearings, seals, lights, wiring and all the electrical connections/heat shrink.
Engine runs strong but needed some maintenance: new fuel lines, filters/housings, hose clamps, fuel line nipples, t-stats, spark plugs, trim motor rebuild, new fluids, water pump and housing.
A couple pumps were working but I wanted to replace them cause they looked like they were in their last leg: new bilge, new live well pump, wiring, hose, hose clamps, wiring connectors, fuses and heat shrink. Also needed 3 new batteries.
That’s just the bare minimum to get it back on the water. I spent a bunch more on tools, shipping costs on what I couldn’t get locally, and gas money I burned having to drive 25 miles each way to the nearest marine shop. I haven’t even looked at electronics yet lol. I already spent more than I paid for the boat.
I agree with everyone else, get a tin boat or a livingston with a four stroke and fish the crap out of it.