I feel your pain. I've been well over a year now without a functional ski and it's driving me batty. My ski will be ready this year, it'll need some touch up paint though. Dropped my engine cover recently and muffed up the new paint that was an absolute nightmare to get right. Now I have to give it some hopefully minor repair painting but who knows lol...with how my luck has been I'm not putting any eggs in that basket lol.