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post #7 of Old 06-22-2010
Sanduskysailor
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There is a lot at play here. Bedding the keel to the stub- 5200. The joint will always have some movement in that fiberglass and iron or lead expand or contract at different rates. Any hard fairing compound that bridges the joint will have a tendency to crack in this area which is different from separating. Guys near me have ground out a 2" wide trough along the seam with a dremel. The laying in a layer of glass tape with gFlex epoxy and then add a layer of Gflex/ silica fairing compound. Sand to a fair surface, barrier coat and you are good to go for several seasons.
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