People that walk the docks always tell me how nice my boat looks. I tell them "don't get too close".
It all comes down to priorities. Do you want to sail? Or do you want to show off the boat? Besides, old boats are supposed to be a bit rustic.
"See that big ding there, that was when............."
Good fixes are acceptable. Bad fixes is what makes a boat ugly.
I have a 100 YO rifle that my fathers had before me and I look at all the nicks and dings in the stock that have been lacquered over several times. And it just me wonder how it still works.