Well, I just finished a classic bottom job on my 16, or should I say an ass job. I'm not going to win any prize for presentation. It's not very smooth, but at least the fiberglass clothes is well soaked and there is no bubbles.
No way I can fair it to match the Hobie template, but who would race a 1978 with original sails, original double-stack 5:1 block.
Long story short to say I raise my hat to all the experts out there, you deserve whatever price you charge and more. I never thought I'd find something I hate more doing than crackfilling.
1978 Hobie 16 Keoke, sail# 36 84