Newport 27 keel. How is it constructed?
Is anyone familiar with the construction and attachment of the N27 keels? I have my boat in the yard and I'm stripping the bottom paint. Much to my suprise there is exposed lead and the keel doesn't seem to be glassed. It has a soft material that seems like fairing compound. I though it was lead encapsulated in fiberglass. Does it have keel bolts? Any info would be a huge help.