I just bought an old steely. I know nothing about them, but the deal was too good to pass up. I got enough 'stuff' with the boat to justify the price of the boat, and if the hull is in decent shape at all I think I will have really made out.
But, like I said, I dunno.
I haven't had a chance to haul the boat and actually really inspect the hull. The PO was doing a refit and then passed away, and some of the things I'm seeing have me wondering
Wiring, was definitely NOT his forte.
And in a few places he has 'repaired' the steel like so:
It seems like he cut out the rust, screwed a piece of stainless in its place and then used a fairing compound to cover.
I intend to learn to weld and simply replace stuff like this, but I'm curious what some of you think of a repair like this? OK for quick and dirty? or totally micky-mouse?