This is my first boat, just started sailing last month. So all of this is very foreign to me.
I had planned on sanding it down to the gel coat, putting an epoxy barrier, then paint. The owner of the boatyard suggests just putting on a couple coats of paint and leaving it at that. Whatever I do I need to decide asap because they are charging me $20/day after Thursday to keep it on land. I'm hesitant to start work on repairing the blisters because everything I read says it requires lots of drying time. Since it's suppose to rain Thursday-Sunday, it could get expensive waiting for those things to dry out.
I apologize for the pictures being taken with a camera phone, I forgot my camera at the house.
Thanks for any tips/advice. I guess the worst thing that can happen is I do what the boatyard guy says and put a couple coats of paint in there and if it's ends up being a problem, sand it down next year. One more year like this won't hurt the hull structure I guess right?
I know there are tons of posts on blistering so I'm not asking for a walk through of blister repair if that's all I need to do. But just curious if it's worth repairing them at all since there aren't many, and wondering what type of paint I should use. I don't know what kind it has on there now but the boatyard owner says it's soft. Also, when I started scraping off the inboard shaft, I think i knocked off some a Zinc thing. Should I replace that before I put her back in the water?
I couldn't figure out what this is. It's just a bulge with a screw in it. Is that just covering up some old through-hull that is no longer in use? There are also a few small bulges like this that I couldn't get a clear picture of. Are those blisters that are waiting to burst?
I'm guessing this is intake for the inboard?
Thanks again for any help.