SailNet Community - View Single Post - Keel Fix help
Thread: Keel Fix help
View Single Post
Old 11-14-2012
DrB DrB is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 966
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 8
DrB will become famous soon enough
Thanks everyone

Based on the responses, my original approach appears sound. Rough up the exposed lead well (bright surface), coat it with unfilled epoxy, let it set some (tacky),and coat it with filled epoxy, full cure and the feather contour blend into remaining keel.

And yes, I do know that lead oxidizes as does aluminum and most metals. Little tidbit I learned in PhD Materials Eng school. And as you pointed out, bonding to some of these fast forming metal oxides can be an issue.

Thanks all for the advice.

If you liked my advice/response, give me some rep points. If you didn't......well what do you expect, it was free.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook