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Hi all,

As new sailors, in a case of our karma tracking us down we incurred a small hole the size of a 20c piece in the hull of our 5.0 on the weekend.

It is pushed in, and would let water in, but has some substance there to build on to.

How easy is this to repair as a DIY?

Also we have a number of scratches I would like to fill and clean up, so any advice of=n that would be gr8.

Finally we have a small leak and the bottoms are thin after running on to sand etc, do I build them up and gel coat them at the same time with the same stuff, whatever it may be?

I am going to get a new bridle foil since ours is slightly bent, and the cables have some surface rust on them ...any advice there also appreciated.

I am also contemplating fitting a better downhaul, maybe 6:1 or 10:1.


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