Skin disease and hull splice
It appears that the epoxy has reacted with the original primer paint which I did not adequately remove.
Not only is it discolored but it is rough and looks like a boat version of psoriasis.
The starboard side doesn't suffer from this malody whatsover.
Apparentely they did not have 14 foot long pieces of plywood back in 1945.
This splice, 8 ft from the transom, runs all the way around the boat.
The splice is 3 inches long.
It is formally known as a scarf-joint as described by Glen-L.
Covering this splice with fiberglass as I did was a waste of time.
The splice, even after 58 years, is structurally sound all by itself.
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