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Re: What happens if you just ignore a rusty keel
I'm wondering if the rust could work its way back and into where the bolts are........causing a much worst issue than doing it right sooner than later.....
I had to redo about 4 yrs ago the iron keel I had, Pulled out a year ago after 3.5 yrs in the water, only needed some caulking at the keel/hull joint, and repaint. Should be good for another 20-25 yrs if the original epoxy covering went that long.
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