X2 on the terrible sound
I hit a stump a few years ago. It completely lifted the boat out of the water. Prop cut a hole in the bottom of the boat, bent shaft, rudder, prop, lots of fiberglass work....etc.
After the repair, you couldn't even tell it had ever happened (both in performance and looks)
you might want to have a hand in deciding which shop does the repair job.
I was lucky in that our local shop for Malibus is one of the most awarded in the country for service....Waterski America, Dallas
if you like the boat, go for it