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post #33 of Old 10-03-2012
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Re: Repair of broken hull around keel stub

I also have a C&C and have the front keel bolt pushed off center, probably from acprevious underwater collision. I've tightened the bolts and Bondoed a slight C&C smile Seam crack.i've bumped bottom a few times and my yard owner hit the wall and dragged it on the pavement several yards! These lead keels are very tough! From your pics the hull took a hell of a lick and had previous damage to boot. I'm not ready to give up on mine but your damage is too costly to repair! Having paid $2200 for my 1983 boat minus the motor, I would grab the insurance money and go shopping for another! I hear the water slapping on my hull on a heel and I imagine the keel coming loose. Would you feel safe even after repairs, I wouldn't. I couldn't imagine your insurance company not writing that damage off! Good luck!
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