Hello folks, I have a 45.5 foot on deck, staysail schooner, Alden/Stone (?) built in 1937. The boat is in the Baja drying out. Last year I left the boat with a company, but they let her sink. By the time I raised her, she was water logged, 60 days under. Then they stressed her below the water line about 3ft. She popped back into shape as soon as the straps were slacked on the travel lift. Checked for damage, but found none. Cleaned, corked & calked, painted and varnished. When we lifted her to launch they managed to pop about 10ft of seams at the same area. She went back to shape as soon as the keel was on blocks and she held water to the sole. CRAZY! I never had this problem before, but now I don't trust the hull, so I’m thinking of skinning her. Money is an issue, as cold molding is major $$$’s. Concrete is much less in Mexico. Or, maybe I should just sell her. SO, did you skin yours? Looking for reality information not opinions. I can send pictures via email if you desire. Thanks. You can reply via the forum, email me at: email@example.com or telephone, Michael Carroll at: 619-319-0509.