I was given a 1965 Egg Harbor 37 and I'm in the process of repairing/repainting... well most everything. I spent about 5 months researching online and reading books on boat repair. I'm getting tired of reading about it and want to get working on it. I've been going back and forth about whether to glass the hull below the waterline or not. I was told by the boat yard that hauls it that the hull was "tender" I assume that means that the hull has lost its stiffness and will need refastened. Oh I should mention she has been out of the water for 4 years now. The previous owner had sistered several ribs, turn of bilge, and replaced the transom. He was able to give me pictures of the process.
I was wondering if fiberglass below the waterline, if done correctly, is a good idea and will sure up the hull. I noticed that most of the old caulking has fallen out as well as the cotton, especially along the garboards. I posted a link to some pictures, they donít tell the whole story, but you can see the outside condition.
This is my first post... I appreciate any help I can get!