Join Date: Mar 2006
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Grampians are solid coastal cruisers, and there was a nice article on them in GOB not too long ago IIRC. If the centerboard has delaminated due to rust, then the repair will be a pain, but the rest of the centerboard trunk, and pivot gear should be in pretty good shape.
BTW, don't use Bondo... use a good epoxy, like system 3 or west systems, and a high-density silica filler. it will give you more strength and resist water intrusion far better than the "bondo" will.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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