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yard dragged my keel

Haul out is never a fun time but this year I had an unfortunate incident! The yard owner hit the wall, then dragged it for twenty feet before I got his attention. It is a twenty four C&C and has a four foot, what looks to be lead keel. I was a little taken back but accepted the comment from him that he thought it. Was high enough to clear the wall! He offered and then filed a small gouge where it hit the wall. I then proceeded to back my SUV into a nearby electrical shore box while Moving it! OUCH! Upon further inspection on the keel there is a flat spot afoot long where it was dragged and a jagged spot on the stern starboard side of the keel. I asked him to grind it and shape it for me. He agreed to in the spring. The forward keel bolt has a slight twist to it that was already there. Getting to my question, what damage could there be, is grinding sufficient to smooth out the front edge of the keel is the keel in fact lead with no covering? Thanks
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