Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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With two teenage daughters, I know from experience that bigger is better. The Tartan's keel/hull joint, however, with a half inch gap, would give me pause if that's what it is. That much play could mean the keelbolts are getting bent each time the boat hits a wave - again and again and again. Until they break off: goodbye keel & boat. Or perhaps there's a half-inch "gutter" there for fairing compound and it's supposed to be like that. I would find out more on a Tartan bulletin board somewhere. Refastening and rebedding the keel would be the fix. Pricey - if it needs fixing.