I removed the bottom paint this weekend from the boat I purchased over the winter. When doing so, I notice little round flakes of gelgoat coming off. The end result were little pits (about 1/8 inch round). Are these blisters? Also, should this pits be filled and the bottem repainted before putting the boat in the water? I plan to only drysail the boat and I am eager to get it in the water. Thus it would be nice if the repair could wait to fall.
Also, what should be used to fill the pits? Finally, what are good options for paint if I want to stay with a color that matches the hull? Is it possible to re-gelcoat the bottom?