I just bought a used HC16 from the late 70s from a relative of mine at a very low price. I wanted to ask two questions.
I thoroughly inspected the hulls and found a small soft-spot (appx. 2x2 inches) 2-3 feet in front of the front pylon. Its not super soft but there is some deflection when I apply firm pressure with the top of my fingers - kind of like putting pressure on a fully inflated basketball. I assume this will be OK to repair through drilling holes and injecting epoxy - I just wanted to check how critical you guys would consider this? Would it be OK to sail the rest of the season (i.e. maybe 5-6 more times - located in Sweden so season is very short...) and then perform the repair after the season?
Also, I found a hairline crack in one of the hulls, and some cracks where the forestays attaches to the hulls (attached pics below) - is this something to be worried about or is it more cosmetic?
Any input highly appreciated - thanks a lot in advance!!
FilipForestay attachment Hairline crack