I just bought a 1981 H16 everything looks great except for the Hulls. The boat was used as a beach boat for most of its long life, hence the bottom of the hull is nicely worn and aged and the fibergalss is clearly visible. One side of the hull was patched up after a hole, so its looks could be improved. I would like an educated opinion on what I should do with them, Re-gel coat it? paint it? ANy Ideas???
If you can see the weave of the glass then I would definately cover it with something. If it appears that some of the fiberglass has been worn away, I'd probably put another layer or two over the damage. If the weave is just a little exposed then I'd put a layer of flox over it for protection and then you could put fresh gelcoat over that, or paint if you prefer.
Hope that helps!