I live on a small lake and have been looking for a unique boat to have for Sunday afternoon putts around the lake. I have always loved old wooden boats. I faithfully go to the Clayton Boat show which is the largest collection of antique boats in NY. No that i have a place on the lake, I have been looking into them. I have a power boat and jet ski on the lake but its a small lake and its crazy to fire up a 120 hp motor to putt around at 2-3 mph. A few years back my father and i came across a 1930's Syracuse Electric Launch. It needed a few pieces of wood replaced because they were getting soft but it was 100% complete. It has been stored in a barn for most of its life. It would be the perfect boat for the lake. I don't have a ton of spare time as I work a lot at my job and I am in the middle of restoring my 1830 post and beam house. Are these wooden boats a lot of work? I know the initial restoration would be a large undertaking but once that is completed would it be a lot to keep up. Its a small 16 footer and it would be in fresh water. I would get a lift for it so it would be out of the water when not in use as well.