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Cracks in the Keel Near the Prop
I bought a Columbia Defender about a month ago, after she went in the water the bilge was filling up rather quickly. Like every other day. The water was coming in near the propeller shaft, although I could not get a good look at things.
When she finally came out of the water again, I found several cracks on the keel. I'm assuming that is where the water was coming in, not the stuffing box or something else as I had assumed.
I was advised to drill small holes along the cracks and start pouring in git-rot, then cover with a structural putty and paint.
Does this sound reasonable? Does anyone have any suggestions?