looks lke damage from a hard grounding. If the encapsulated ballast is iron or steel, this might be a very serious problem, since steel and iron both expand as they corrode and can cause serious damage in the process. It would be worth getting a survey, to get an idea of the cost of repairing the damage, if the rest of the boat is in good condition...
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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