Several months I posted a thread titled 'How to get my Capri upside down?' I also used the forum to ask several other questions about repairing my Capri's bottom. Organization members provided me a ton of help, so in the interest of giving back a little, here you can find pictures of the job I did in case you should need to do the same some day. http://www.jflar.com/MyBoat/index.htm I'm also trying to finish a write up of my experience for an article in the newsletter, but for a very short version of what I did.... With the help of 3 friends, we rolled the boat up on to its side on a couple of old mattresses covered with a tarp and then lowered it to rest upside down. This proved to be a great way to be able to work on the boat's bottom. The Capri I bought had bottom paint on it, so my repair involved removing that paint and refinishing the bottom. Removing the paint was awful, HARD work. And there is no way to do it besides stripping, scraping, and sanding. I then patched dings and chips in the gelcoat using epoxy, and finally finished with several coats of topside paint. If anyone out there needs to do similar work and has questions, feel free to respond to this post and I'll be glad to share all I can.