Hi Brett Sarah,
If she is a steel hull
check that you can get to the interior
areas of the hull
to look for any rust and treat it. Steel
boats rust from the inside out, hence a dry interior with deck
and shaft seal
will be an asset in this regard.
A well built hull will have corners cut out of the stringers where they attach to the frames to allow water
to run to the bilge
Any rust can be treated with Altex Altra Lock 577 or 576, a two pack epoxy
that bonds to the rust. I have had a steel boat 10 years and found this to be one of the best products.
A dusty bilge
is a happy bilge on Saaremaa.