Congrats and welcome!! You will soon learn, there is no such thing as a free boat.
Be sure she is safe, which will take a bit more than a causal observation. Have you owned a boat before or did u buy her to learn to sail?
Pics would be great.
Thanks for your replies.
I have had so many opinions on the hull I am actually bewildered by it all. The gel coat has gone taken down about 2-3mm.
I'm going to get a couple of experienced guys to see what they think is the best way forward.
I learnt to sail in 1985 when I was 14 and passed my dinghy courses. I sailed wayfarers and also crewed a 30ish footer for 10 days on Windermere when I was about 20.
Beer and girls got in the way and I stopped sailing. I have been sailing a Vivacity 21 for the last 6 months with no problems so although lacking in experience the sailing seems to have come back quite easily, the theory side is like my boat, in a bit of a state at the moment.
I will post up some pics later.