Thanks the gel coat was something that I wasn't so sure I could do by myself as I never done anything like this before. But I figured if I can make it water tight and better than it was I would be happy. And if nothing else I could take it to a shop and have them fix my mistakes. Luckily I like the way it turned out, not really happy with the color match but I will work on that later.
yes it has turned into more than I planned on but its kept me occupied this winter for sure.
Thanks again for the words of encouragement.