With a lot of help from forumites here, we just bought a 1981 Hobie 16 in (relatively) good condition. However, basically ALL of the boat is original - rigging, etc.
The previous original owner abundantly coated most of the mast, as well as the thru-hull fittings, with a greyish sealant, that is now ugly and rubbery. The Hobie dealer recommended removing this with acetone and a putty knife, and then re-sealing with clear 3M 5200. Thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks for all your help!
1981 Hobie 16 Tequila Sunrise