Hi All, First time poster. I came to this forum to try and get more info related to a Pearson 32 that I am interested in buying. I have posted this question on another forum, and thought the Pearson specific forum on this site may have better information. I recently looked over a Pearson 32, 1982. After doing an initial survey myself, including sounding the keel, I noticed a previous patch job on the keel about 12" x 12". It's located on the centerline of the keel, probably 2' from the bottom edge. I noticed a very small trail of rusty water leaking from the bottom left edge of the patch which is obviously cause for concern, coupled with the noticable slight cracking around the entire perimeter of the patched area. When the patched area is sounded, it's a very hollow report compared to the rest of the keel. I've attached a picture to show the area. It seems to be a somewhat common issue. Any insight would really be appreciated.