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Dents in hull?

I just bought a 21foot San Jaun. I knew it needed work, but everything was their and (seemingly) solid. I bought it anyway because I paid less then the trailer it is on is worth....

the deck needs some minor fiberglass work. but thats not what worries me.

This boat is sitting on a trailer with bunks and rollers, but there are dents in the hull where the back rollers are. We used a lift to pick the boat up and everything feels solid.

What can/should be done about this? Will these dents affect the boats sailing capabilities? Is there anything we can do to strengthen the hull, or modify the trailer to keep it from getting worse?

Any information or insight is greatly appreciated...

If you tell me its worthless and i should just sink it, that is acceptable as well... As I already stated it wont have been a waste of money, I still have a NICE sailboat trailer. :-)
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Not a problem. This is called "oil-canning" and usually will correct itself after being in the water for some time.

The SJ21 is fairly lightly built and should only be stored on trailers with full length 2x4 bunks. No rollers. You have to float the boat off.

I owned one for 4 years and it was a fun daysailer with a huge cockpit. Not so great for overnight though.

This is a great resource for you: Jim Hubbard's San Juan 21 Sailing Page

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treilley is right,it won't be a problem
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