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I would say it is quite likely to have barnacles, mussels, and a small population of reef fish, sharks, and harbor seals living on the bottom. Once you scrape it all off, it probably won't look too smooth. This will mean fairing and sanding. At which point you may as well do a barrier coat. Then some fresh bottom paint. If she is simple below the waterline, this could be easy, a fully encapsulated full keel with an outboard rudder would be the easiest to deal with. An external fin keel and skeg hung rudder with a prop shaft, strut, and prop could get complicated, ugly, and fouled up pretty fast.
The boat probably won't be really usable until after a haulout and a few boat bucks. Think about that when deciding on a price.