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post #5 of Old 11-28-2006
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Encapsulated keel

Originally Posted by lho
I had an O'Day 30, 1979, Hull #100. It had an encapsulated, lead fin keel.
Wow, live and learn...I guess then that the encapsulated definition means that there are no keel bolts that served to attach the ballast to the hull and ,that there is a layer of structural glass surrounding all sides of the keel whose function was to keep the ballast in place? Sure sounds like an odd-ball and expensive way to build a modern fin!

Perhaps this comment from the original post is confused "...And on the starboard side near the keel there is some filler that looks like it's popping off bolt heads..."
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