...well, almost free. I've just traded a $300 guitar for a Sunfish and I think I did pretty well considering the sail is new (not like new...I mean NEW!), the tiller and the daggerboard are complete and in really good shape, and most hardware is there and in working order. The hull however... I am not an expert, and this is my first boat not counting my plastic canoe. And although the hull seems ok, I need some advise on what to do and how to do it. It leaks. Upon inspecting it I can see that big holes were repaired in both the right side (please excuse the lack of proper vocabulary) and the bow. The one on the side has two less than pin-size leaks. Looking from the inspection port inside I can see light coming in from the repair. On the top looks pretty opaque and has some deep scratces. I think re-finishing is called for. It is also missing rivets from the aluminum trim and I think water is also coming in from there. I vaccumed all the water out and it is sitting on a saw horse with a bulb atop of the inspection port and a small heater under it (not directly) to see if I get rid of the water inside. I am in no rush to get the Sunfish in the water , I am planning to do all repair myself, and I am on a budget, however, I am one of those who think anything doing is worth doing well. OK, so if you' still reading this, here are the Qs: 1. In what order I shouls tackel this project? 2. The repair on the side has me a little worried. Not only is leaking, but looks kind of thin. Is the "looking-thin" part normal? can I just fix the leaks? How? 3. If I take the aluminum trim out, can I reuse it? 4. PAINT! What system or brand is recomended as an easy-good looking- durable finish? 5. Anything I've might had missed. Thanks in advance and sorry for the lenght of this post. Fom now on I promise to keep them short.