I could really do with some advice on how to handle a specific repair and/or contact details for any fiberglass engineers in or near Stalham. I've recently purchased a Kent 26 motor-sailor that's currently dry-docked at Wayford Marine Ltd. I'm told she hasn't been out of the water in some time and as such needs a fair bit of TLC including a fresh Gelcoat, a few dings that need filling and some ominous-looking cracks on the inside of the hull. I have no experience working on boats but I've done a healthy amount of reading and am confident I can do the Gelcoat and small jobs myself, however I would ideally like the input of someone a bit more knowledgeable than myself before I start making changes and there's one particular repair that I believe is way out of my depth and will require a professional.
I'm not sure if this is part of the original build or if someone has done a repair but whatever the case the metal's pretty degraded, particularly below the waterline and as such I would assume it needs removing and replacing but have no idea how: