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Re: Catalina 27 Keel stub and bolts

This image:

suggests running the glass 6" up the stub. Presumably the hull/stub transition is sufficiently strong from the beginning so this repair/change shouldn't change that structural requirement, there may not be a lot gained by glassing up onto the hull proper.

I'm a little surprised that Catalina recommends glassing around/across the keel/stub joint on the outside.. anyone done this? It's a relatively light layup that I'd think would be prone to cracking when this area inevitably flexes over time...


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