Sparky...that Crack = T-R-O-U-B-L-E!!!
Motor Sailors...They just slay me.
Either 1/Or the Other, but don't try to do both, with the same boat!
MacGregor is just the most recent entry in this field of 'debauchery', but what-ever, I'll try to put personal feelings aside and Sparkm...give You Some constructive advice:
1-A light sanding and a couple coats of Trinidad and that bottom will be fine; or WHY Bother with "Bottom Paint"? You have a Trailer coming with it, just refinish the bottom and paint it WHITE to match the topsides! Unless You're planning on leaving it in the water weeks at a time (not likely for about 95% of the trailer-sailors out there, and these 'hybrid' motor-sailors aren't an exception to that rule), Why WASTE the money on bottom paint at all? You'll get far superior performance out of that 50hp 4stroke Yammy with a nice SHINY Bottom as well?
2-I hate to break Your heart but those 'turnbuckles' are a joke and that particular "STRESS FRACTURE" in the curvature at the hull to deck joint isn't just a 'crack in the deck'....it's a sign of SERIOUS Abuse to the Hull! I've seen racing vessels after multiple knockdowns that didn't look that bad, and some dismasted that were only slightly worse. IF that fracture at the turnbuckles is any indicator, You NEED to be looking At The Mast, the Rig (All Of It!) the Chainplates (which the turnbuckles attach to below the cabin top), and checking the OTHER SIDE as well. While it (per the pictures at the ebay listing) doesn't look "half bad", the half that I see scares the daylights out of me. That 'crack' means this vessel's had a (VERY) Abusive former owner who either:
A-Had it in Seas and Weather it was Never Intended and Designed for, or
B-Did Something with the Mast to overload that area of the deck (and Hull) so badly they could flex no further, gave up the ghost and cracked badly.
3-This is a fairly difficult Repair as well while being cosmetic, I'm betting the hull is lined with carpet (Something Mac's are famous for), which will have to be removed, chainplate (& possibly the bulkhead it's attached to and likely tons of cabinetry attached to that bulkhead) all have to get our of the way, and then You can actually make a proper FG Repair from the inside. The outside is the easy part, but the 2nd stage of a proper repair for this type of damage and not easy access is only half the problem. It's still in tight working quarters, even once You CAN Finally Get at it. I'd show that picture to a serious FG Person You know, or hit the yellow pages and find a couple estimates, which are possible from those experienced with this model, and a good look at that picture (I downloaded it from ebay and blew it up real big...You should too!). I'm betting after all disassembly/reassembly and painting/gelcoat tinting to match, You're looking at $2500.-$4000. depending again, of course on just how difficult it actually IS, to Get At It. Mine is purely a "WAG" (Wild azzed Guess), however the lowballer will walk on You before finishing the job, if it's as complicated for access as I'm guessing.
Good Luck and I don't mean to rain on Your parade...just know, when folks say "needs work"...that can be a wide open Grand Canyon sized void between what YOU think 'a little work' IS, and what THEY think a 'little' work is. I'll betcha if You ask, they already pursued quotes, and opted to sell "as is".
Pearson P39 "Schadenfreude"
I'm only here because the weather stinks for sailing today, and "I just thank God I don't live in a Trailer"--JB, from 'Son of a Son of a Sailer'(<-cause I represent that remark!)
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