Over the course of this past summer, a few areas of my 16LT's hull began to darken, and I'm concerned that water damage may be the cause. I refinished the hull last winter to repair some nasty gouges/scratches and I may have foolishly sanded too aggressively, breaking through the glass and exposing the wood (though later varnished) to water. Don't know what else could be causing these patches. Thoughts?
If, indeed, my hypothesis is correct, what measures need I take to protect these vulnerable areas from further damage?
I'm assuming that whatever steps I take (e.g., glass/epoxy/sand the areas?) will not restore the wood's original amber color, so (because aethetics matter to me) I will need to paint the hull to mask the damage. Thoughts?
Many thanks in advance for any counsel y'all could provide.