The keel is iron. I wire brushed back down to bare metal yesterday to see what's going on.
I do have some rust around the keel boats -- It may be becasue I left water in the bilge all year. With several compartments, all the water in the bilge doesn't get pumped out. And rain from the mast gets in too. Since being on the hard, I made rain catchers that catch the mast rain water, and I use a shop vac to get it completely dry.
Stainless bolts, by the way. I plan to follow Beneteau's recommendation to pick a random bolt each year and check it. (Normally Beneteaus have galvanized bolts.)
So it is Silkaflex?
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Last edited by Bene505; 03-21-2010 at 09:23 AM.