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Rebuilding 22' Sailboat

Hey everyone.

My situation is this : I acquired a sailboat. It's a 22' Sailstar from the late 60's/early 70's.

I've never rebuilt a boat, but I figured I could do so since I've rebuilt cars, motorcycles and many other large projects that I had little experience with at the time of their start. I also sail pretty regularly, but the boats are provided fo rme by the community boating program here in boston, so maintenance or structural knowledge is really not taught.

I figured I'd come on here for some advice. So far I've removed the vertical back section and the deck. I've removed the filler styrofoam as it was heavily deteriorated and soaking wet. I stripped the inside of the cabin as well. So basically what I've got is a fiberglass hull with a keel and centerboard.

My questions are these : What do I do now? Do I replace that styrofome? What kind of plywood do I use to replace the decking? How do I fix the keel?

Any advice would be amazing. Thanks guys!
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