I am neck deep in refurbishing the above boat and the current Stardust manufacturer just bought the name, so I am looking for any sources of information I can find about these boats. My primary question is related to the condition of the hull.

First, does anyone know what gauge steel it might have been constructed from?

Then, a general question on steel boats. Six years ago the previous owner had the boat pulled. A couple of spots on the hull were repaired (pinholes that were not leaking), then it was painted with two coats of a tar/epoxy resin. When should the boat be pulled again and inspected? Also, I have heard that there are "boots" that can now be applied to the steel that prevent corrosion for many years. Any info?

Thanks.