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Hi,

As a first time boat buyer, I was hoping the more experienced community may provide some guidance. I just started sailing a few months ago and found a really good deal (i think?) on a small boat and trailer.

I actually prefer a fixer-upper because I want to keep costs low for a first boat and I think working on it a bit will be a good learning experience. However, I don't want a complete junker that is going to require MAJOR work.

The boat didn't seem to have any soft spots when I looked at it and the keel, rigging and transom seemed relatively good too for a boat made in the 70's. Any general suggestions or guidance based on the pics below would be greatly appreciated.

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Looks like some fairly major dock rash.. but unlikely to be structural, just unsightly. Repairing this kind of thing so that it's no longer visible is very difficult to do.. colour matching is near impossible with older, faded gelcoat.. esp a strong colour like that. Ultimately the best solution would be to repair/fill the scratches and repaint the boat altogether.

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Re: First Boat Help

last one - Thanks again for any input/advice.
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Re: First Boat Help

How about some more details & pics? All I see is one pic of what appears to be a gouge in the topsides gelcoat. Is it all the way through to the cloth laminate? Any cracks? Can you see the INSIDE skin of the hull in the area of this damage?

What kind of boat?

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It's a venture 22, mid/late 70's.
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Not a great pic of the big gouge, but here it is closer up.
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Hi,

As a first time boat buyer, I was hoping the more experienced community may provide some guidance. I just started sailing a few months ago and found a really good deal (i think?) on a small boat and trailer.

I actually prefer a fixer-upper because I want to keep costs low for a first boat and I think working on it a bit will be a good learning experience. However, I don't want a complete junker that is going to require MAJOR work.

The boat didn't seem to have any soft spots when I looked at it and the keel, rigging and transom seemed relatively good too for a boat made in the 70's. Any general suggestions or guidance based on the pics below would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Greg
looks as if it is paint. gelcoat does not scratch the same as paint. that color gelcoat from the 70's would never look that good unless it was always stored inside

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Re: First Boat Help

Thanks for the replies...anyone else???
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