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I have just acquired this boat, a 24' 1974 Challenger and am getting prepared to launch in about 1.5 months. It will have been about 2 years since it was last in the water so I need to redo the anti-fouling paint.
My concern is with the keel, it looks to me like it should be stripped down and repainted, but I have no experience with this and don't know how to approach it. I am quite handy with tools, and could do it if I know what to do, but I don't want to jump into something way over my head.
My question(s) are:
1. Is the keel in serious shape?
2. If so, is it something I can learn how to do?
3. How do I tell if its an iron or lead keel?
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