I have what is probably one of the original Beverly dinghies, designed by Sidney Herreshoff for the Beverly Yacht Club in MA.
It's 11.5', weighs somewhere between 180-200 and has most docile and enjoyable sailing and rowing properties. I've spent a lot of youth in this boat, and for the past several years it has sat upside down and outside.
I have all the original hardware, which I will spruce up, but I will have to make a new centerboard. Also, the thwarts will need to be replaced as well.
Now, the rub is that I don't know anything about fiberglass repair/refurbishing. I would like to clean it up and make it nice again. The fiberglass is spider webbed and cracked pretty good, and I'm wondering if it's possible (most likely), and what kind of work is it going to take? The hull is sound, no soft spots, it's just the surface. I'm assuming a good buffing, filling the cracks, some sanding, buffing, and a new paint job, but I really don't know. I have a book on the way about basic plastic boat maintenance. I am on a pretty tight budget this winter, so if in your opinion this is going to take a lot of money and time, I will postpone it for a year or so.
Please see my album here for all the pictures.
This picture is to make it legit. See? Wood spars!