SailNet Community - View Single Post - B24 restoration continues....
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 05-23-2008
JeremyD6697 JeremyD6697 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fairhaven, MA
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
JeremyD6697 is on a distinguished road
On weds, I went to do the glass work repairs on the keel. The previous owner had drilled some holes into the concrete keel because the boat had taken on water through the top of the keel during a storm. After grinding away some of the glass on both sides of the keel, I found the holes, and a few cracks that appeared to be just surface cracks. When I went the next day to do the glass work, I noticed water had poured out of the holes and the cracks. I decided to grind all the way down to the concrete. Low and behold, about 30 gallons of SEA water began to pour out. The boat had to have been taking on water through the cracks in the glass. I'm hoping it is dry enough to glass tomorrow so I can be finished with the hull on saturday. The other glass work on the hull is all finished.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook