After a minor grounding, just a touch actually we developed a leak least summer. Ground it out a bit and reglassed. This spring the lift operator noticed a bad noise and the boat took on water again. We ground it again and the glass we put in was solid but we see more blank goop. Pictures follow. Is this boat repairable, how?
Unfortunately the damage has occurred in an area that sees a fair amount of stress. In order to repair
it, you are going to have to open the boat up about 6 feet on either end of the keel (fore and aft) in order to replace the roving that is there. The keel loading needs to be spread over the hull as much as possible, and this happens via the hull structure itself, and also partly through the stringers. The long pieces of roving transmit a fair amount of this loading through the hull. Doing a spot repair
doesn't do much except plug the hole, and then when the keel starts to flex, the repair
material works its way out of the hole and you're back to square one.
I don't know what yard charges are like in your area, but up here, I would expect to pay well north of 10K to have that fixed. Even then, I would have doubts about the seaworthiness of the boat, because the repair
will be done with resins that are probably stiffer and stronger than the original hull, and the adhesion between the new and the old may not be that great.
I don't know how much you have invested in the boat, but my advice would be to claim as much as you can from your insurance company and walk away from her. Sad event I know but it's hard to think that the boat will ever be safe again.
Good Luck !