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Fixable? advice on damage to an old lark...

A couple years ago my older brother and I were given an old lark for free by a guy who was cleaning out his backyard. It had a two small cracks in the fiberglass by the mast, which we were able to patch up with fiberglass. But we were really to young to fix it really took the boat out much for various reasons, and it's been (ironically) in our backyard ever since.

Now I'm in college and on my school's team and want to fix up the lark to have a boat to practice in during our breaks. Problem is, upon inspection this afternoon, the boat has a puncture on the bottom of the hull, directly below where one of the original leaks was (see pictures below. The first two show the hole from below; the third shows the hole from above. The orange is our patch of fiberglass. As you can see from the fourth picture, we didn't do a very good job - the part that's coming off is directly above the hole on the bottom).

Here's my question: does it look fixable? If so, any suggestions on how to go about it? Or is this the kind of damage that warrants scrapping the boat and looking for another one? Beyond fixing some minor things - new hiking straps, a couple new blocks, new line, a good cleaning - the boat's in great condition. It even has sails that have been used in the single digits...

Thanks in advance!
Maddy
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No biggy. It's just time and epoxy.

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You being a college boy and all, you're probably real good at that readin' and figgerin' stuff, so this ain't no nuthin' fer the likes of you.
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easy fix just take your time and do it right well within your capabilities just remember to grind the surface untill cleanned to good resin.use a layer of mat and a layer of glass cloth over that on the inside then grind smooth on the outside and give it a couple coats of topping resin.and paint to suit. post pictures of your repairs.
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Looking at a similar repair

Curious to hear how your repair went.
Did you get it done?
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