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Re: Keel: a.k.a Water Bucket

Originally Posted by Ritchard View Post

Sounds like you have it somewhat sorted. Q: Do you have a deep sump at the forward end of the keel? If so, is that roughly where you drilled that hole? Do the bilges run to that sump?

I wanted to come by later today but got all tied up.
I will take pictures later but no, there is no deep bilge ....that I can see.

There are two floor boards well behind the mast. The forward one opens up to the iron bar that you would hook onto to lift the boat. The aft opening slopes back under the cockpit. It too is iron but you cannot see where it ends. I will shove my camera down there and see where it goes both aft and down. I do not think it is very deep but pics will tell the tale.

Tonight I need to do last bit of sanding and touch up fibreglass with Bottomkote XXX

1981 Edel 665
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