i have a dependable outboard and have been looking for a boat to go with it. i found an 88 bayliner, 18 foot. the boat looks pretty good except for a place on the hull. right along the waterline is a hole, about 8 inches diameter were they have gotten it into some rocks. the hole is completely through the fiberglass, but the foam backing is still intact. this and the way the hole tapers leads me to believe it was rubbed through and not impact damage. they are asking $300 for the boat and trailer and it looks like my engine and tilt should just bolt right up to it as it came off an 18' 88 bayliner. my question, is this something that is fixable? i am reasonably adept at fixing things but am no proffessional. the boat looks good enough that it would be something i would want to keep for awhile, but i do not want to waist time on a project that would only last six months. by the way, money is a factor, so if not this boat, i would just have to wait until something else fell in my lap. thanks for any help or advise you may have. you guys are a great group of brothers to have around.