My wife and I purchased a 1984 Monaco 207 4 years ago to use is pool 26 on the Mississippi. The boat was in decent shape to be used as a "River Boat" but over the years the wood has started to fail in different areas of the floor and stringers (assuming transom also). So we Purchased a new boat but could not bring myself to discard the old girl because frankly I love this boat and she still runs like a champ? So I have decided to restore her and I have a few questions and more are sure to come up as the restoration gets more underway. Does anyone have an opinion on rebuilding engine vs. crate engine? Second, Some one told me that I should only tear out the wood that is rotting or damaged, I was planning on taking it down to the shell and replacing the stringers and all the flooring and bulkheads,any recommendations on this? All opinions and advice would be greatly appreciated.