Re: Bolt on Keel
Bob's right on the money.
My cast iron keel gets scratches. I understand that iron is the cheap alternative to a lead keel but i like the durability. My buddies Columbia/Hughs got a huge gash last year in the erie canal in transit. Took some serious fixing. We think it was a piece of steel.
I've had no leaks at the keel joint that i can tell; it's 20 years old.