Congrats on your new project.
When I got mine I paid $250.00 for a 1440 Monark with a foot controlled trolling motor and a messed up 15 Johnson. The thing had been sitting for a couple of years in the weather. I bought a trailer, painted, installed removable floors, hydroturfed, and built a custom blind (which I am always changing). Had the motor rebuilt for $759.48.
Total cost around $1500.00
The feeling I got the first time I took it out, called the ducks in, and the never saw the boat or the blind.....
Girlfriend came close to leaving me though. After the boat worked so well I stayed in it for a week and a half straight.
If you love something let it go. If it doesn't come back to you then hunt it down, kill it, and eat it.