i wondered right from the beginning of this thread whether or not the issue was improper care of the boat. i wondered if the "rot" was caused by someone so intent on keeping their boat "new" that they applied various cleaners and preservatives.
as this story progresses, little details come out one by one. i agree that this is a big issue about nothing, and that the OP is trying to get a new boat for free.
sotar offered to repair the boat, but it seems that many here seem to know more about boats than sotar, proclaiming that it cannot be done. how can someone here proclaim that it cannot be fixed without ever having seen the boat? if sotar repairs the boat, what exactly is the issue?