Hah.. sorry. Yes I am eager. However not being entirely new to forums I figure that 80% of the people who look in the maint/help threads don't read things like Hello.
As for the streaks, the cabin hatch was left open and water was getting into the cabin, as well as there is some sort of vent at the bow that has no cover.
I can only assume that water got into the compartment on the inside and leaked out through the crack.
I got the boat from my father-in-law and he got it pretty much in the condition its in new about 5 years ago.
I haven't dug around the area where the gash is and I'm just worried how much I'll have to but out to fix it.
Would there be a size limit that wouldn't be 'safe' to have a patch under the waterline?