First, thanks to everyone who helped me out a couple weeks ago with tips and stuff for buying a used boat and all the tips and tricks! A lot of them really helped!
So, I have my boat. 2003 Tracker Tournament V18 w/ a 115 HP Mercury.
I cleaned her up mega good today, went the whole nine-yards with detailing.
Anyway, everything is amazing. She runs great, steers great, the guy who owned her took amazing care of the boat.
However, she does have some of the carpeting coming up in spots, here's an example:
Now, I don't care about the aesthetic application of the carpet coming up, but is it bad for the marine plywood to be exposed like this? Should I put something on the exposed wood to help seal it, or should I go ahead and re-carpet those areas? I also thought about putting some aluminum flashing over the exposed areas and screwing it down.'
Thoughts? Very new to boat ownership and I have a lot of potentially dumb questions.