I could arguably say that my first brush with almost owning a wooden boat came in 1983, just off Beach Road in Door County, WI. On a quick exploration of the property that was for sale across the street, I came across an old Resorter, under a tarp. Glass Windshield, not plastic, and plank (as I recall) not plywood. Aside from being under a brown canvas tarp that was covered with lichen, and pieces of firewood to weight it down, it had enough branches and pine needles on it to keep her well hidden.
I did not drag that boat home, but I thought about it for months. I am sure that the cost would have been free, or negligible.
I have often wondered what happened to that old Century.