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post #5 of Old 04-07-2013
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Re: That can't be good..... right?

I had an issue with a boat that had a crack near the front of the keel. every time it was pulled and set on stands water would come from that spot. Turns out the keel had water in it around the ballast.. There was a hole inside the boat down in the keel area behind the ballast. The damage from the outside had let water in and the hole inside was small and so low in the bilge it went unnoticed. Well It had to be drained and patched. Water leaked out for months till I used a Shop -vac and sucked out a bunch. Epoxy wont set up when water is present unless it was made to be used in water. . My question to you would be why wasnt the zinc screwed directly to the hinge ?
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