everyone - need keel solution
I say why bother w/#3? It sounds like a lot of work to put the boat into its original set up, which was a bad idea to begin with. Is this just loose sand like you could get at the beach? I have never heard of such a thing.
How much is this boat realistically worth if the repair is done right - using lead etc? Will its value be worth the extensive work we will be putting into the project.
How much money do you have to put towards the purchase of another boat? Maybe this is a good time to let this be someone else''s project while you move on to better things.