Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: on board, somehwere in the south Pacific
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I don't want to sound overly dire, but with the number of J-boats that have lost keels in the past few years, I'd really want to have a good look there. Might also contact the folks at J-boats... I'm sure they don't want any more of that sort of publicity, and might be feeling helpful.
We had a similar experience with our previous boat (built by Palmer Johnson, not J boats). Turned out that the hull flexed when she sat on her keel, and eventually some cracks developed in the root of the stubby keel that allowed water to seep through. Ain't likely to get better with time, whatever the origin.
Good luck with it, mate.
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Fame Cove, Pt Stephens, NSW, Oz