SailNet Community - View Single Post - Keel: a.k.a Water Bucket
View Single Post
post #12 of Old 04-28-2014
Old enough to know better
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Posts: 4,195
Thanks: 27
Thanked 179 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Keel: a.k.a Water Bucket

Yes the color of the water is strange, even with a lead keel if it had been in there very long it would be mucky. I would be worried about any structure that may have been damaged with freeze thaw cycles as well. Remember it is the fiberglass that is holding the casting (be it Iron, concrete lead or some mix) onto the boat. So if the fiberglass got damaged by freeze thaw it could in theory let the keel ballast go.
miatapaul is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome