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Old 11-23-2013
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Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

Sal, I understand what you are saying. I have a few things to check into:

First: Keel Bolt Tension (although I think it is OK)
Second: check the Rigging Tension.
Third: Assess how much flexing to too much (this is the tough part).
Forth: Assess the integrity of the existing fiberglass (may require a moisture meter).
Fifth: After I have checked into the above items, determine if I have to reinforce.
Sixth: If I do reinforce, determine flexing needed in the structure (just glass/glass and stringers/appropriate area to grind down and build up)
Seventh: Buy a different boat?

The good news is that I have the winter to figure this out. I do appreciate all of the help that this forum has offered as well as the people who have even offered to take a look! This forum clearly has a great group of people!

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