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Re: Is my hull in serious danger?
I can't really tell where these pictures are located which limits the usefulness of my opinion, but I would say given what I can tell you have a very serious problem until proven otherwise.
Some of those pictures look to be leaking rust, which could typically mean oly a few things. If they are pictures of the rudder skeg then you have a crack that runs into the rudder post. If they are pictures of the keel, then the crack runs all the way to the keel bolts, which have started to corrode away badly enough that rust is leaking out.
Either way it could be a major repair, dropping the rudder/keel would just be the start.
The circle looks like a bad through hull fitting patch, but I didn't get a good sence of scale. If that's all it is it isn't so bad. Just grind out the bad, patch with new, bottom paint and go sailing.
The transom damage looked like it is non-structual really. But still grind out the bad, patch and repaint.