40-year-old boat bottom bears further investigation.
Deteriorating rudder frame inside the fiberglass shell presents a problem.
Reinforcing a vulnerable keel-hull fiberglass molding with an added radius extending aft.
The major crack between keel and hull looks awful but may be repairable.
Port prop: Now wonder the boat was slow on the sea trial!
Starboard prop: Blade disappearing with no zinc protection.
Clean bottom means good performance.
Metal looks new because it is. Keep it that way with zincs and cleaning.
Keep the bilge clean and dry so the keel bolts stay like this.
Serious rust on keel bolts and steel backing plates. Keep bilges clean and dry.