A new guy comes around and you all jump in his stuff, give him a break!
So it's kind of hard to tell what this boat is. From the little info presented it appears to be a steel hull
with rounded chines and a wood/glass deck
So there is a possibility that this was built at some professional yard. Home built boats don't ususally have round chines.
But there are very few production steel
boats. Some steel
boats were done by professional yards as one offs or one of a few. Most were home built and can be more than problematic.
It would help if you could get a good side on view of the boat, so we could see the lines better. Also a few measurements and what ever history
you have would be of help.
She looks to have had good lines at one time. There seem to be the record
of a few "docking incidents" inscribed on her bow, stb quarter. It looks like the stub of a wooden tabernacle, I would find that worrisome.
My guess is that you have a wood/plywood house on the hull
. IIRC Topper Hermanson kind of specialized in that kind of mixed construction. But the clipper bow does not look like one of his boats, but I could easily be wrong.
All that said, probably best to run to the nearest bar and drink it out of your head
If you are determined then feel free to ask additional questions.