SailNet Community - View Single Post - Glassed in keel bolts
View Single Post
Old 06-18-2007
mpraca's Avatar
mpraca mpraca is offline
Join Date: May 2001
Location: San Rafael, CA
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
mpraca is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by sailingdog
Could you post a photo of the bilge/box setup? I'm having trouble picturing it and why they would set it up that way... Unfortunately, keel bolts, IMHO, should not be encapsulated—they should be easily and clearly accessible.
I'm attaching an image of the keel as it came out of the water. It is not visible but the patch mid point along the joint is the glassed area behind which is the bilge. The problem is that on the other side of the keel the bilge is not accessible, meaning that there is a pocket in the metal with a wall in the back. That is almost impossible to clean and dry before glassing over the exposed part. As you can see that promotes infiltration which in this case ran along the hole joint.
I am wondering if there is something I can inject around the bilge that will seal the interface with the keel and stop the corrosion action that I think is starting from the inside.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg keelcorrosion.jpg (38.3 KB, 104 views)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook