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I bought a 30 footer for 500.00.....
windship: Here is the deal... The keel stub is completely in tact, The bolt holes are only a small bit bigger than they were originally, as far a fractures go, YES, there is no major structural fracturing around the stub or the hull and cabin sole,bilge area. I plan on working from the inside of the stub and grinding the laminate layers down to the bottom of the stub and then adding new backing support hardwood blocks, and glassing them in the appropriate areas and strenthening the laminate with kevlar and then vacumm bagging the area for a strong and even resin distribution and infusion. I do know what I am doing because I used to do simular type strenthening on Military and Coast Guard Choppers. The bolts on the keel did exactly what they were designed to do on SEVERE impact and that is break in half so the whole bottom of the boat is left in tact.