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Old 01-22-2013
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Re: Do all Beneteaus have iron keels?

Originally Posted by HeartsContent View Post
Thanks that's the perspective I was looking for! My concern was adding additional expense to every bottom job for an iron keel.
I can tell your mind is made up and that's fine. However, the iron keel maintenance I described is pretty inconsequential to the cost of a bottom painting and I think you realize, it isn't necessary every time.

When you get crevice corrosion on the bolts coming from your lead keel, let us know what that maintenance sets you back. A grinding wheel you could run yourself in 20 minutes and a couple slaps of epoxy is going to seem like a pretty good deal.

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