Hello SailNet Members,
Enclosed are some pictures that I was hoping to have some questions answered regarding my new used boat. I am sorry if some of this seems noobish but I am a first time boat owner. Basically, I can rigem up and takem out fine but when it comes to gel coat repairs or port hole replacements I am in a steep learning curve.
This is a picture of the worst keel bolt as far as corrosion. Do I need to do anything to these bolts at all? If so, what? The washers underneath still shine if it makes a difference.
Second is a picture of one of my Seacocks, what say you?
Third is a picture of a soft spot/cracking in a part of my sole in the main cabin. Another soft feeling spot is right by the Head/V-Berth. What can I do to re-strengthen the sole?
Here is a picture of some holes in the cockpit drilled into the hull. I am wondering if this is a gelcoat repair or fiberglass repair as I have both kits.
Another chip I would like to know if it needs fiber or gelcoat repairing. I have a lot of these little stress cracks and knicks so I am trying to discern the difference between a fiberglass repair and a gelcoat one.
Lastly, a picture of (I forget proper nomenclature)--- I want to know if I can install Dorades where these are. If not, what the hell are they for??
Thanks so much for your help on all this guys and gals it is such a big relief to know I can find correct and thoughtful answers here. I have a list of 47 things I need to do to my boat before this time next year. I am starting with everything that lets water in first (seacocks, hatches, and portholes).