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Advice on this Catalina 22

I've been in the market (again) for a trailer sailor in the 19'-22' range, and today looked at a local 1975 Catalina 22'. Overall the boat isn't terrible and needs normal maintenance and updating.

I would like your input on a few things as I don't pretend to be an expert. There is some damage to the fiberglass of the keel trunk near the front. I found it while inspecting the boat, and the owner (older gentlemen who's been sailing for at least 40 years) was unaware of it. Can anyone tell me if this is a serious red flag, or just something cosmetic?

Access under dinette seat for location purposes:

Different shots of the issue:

Also, Are these compartments usually filled with foam? One is under the v-berth and the other under the quarter berth:

Also, it appears the sides of the bottom of the cockpit was re-glassed at some point. Not sure what to think about it:

I appreciate all input!

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