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post #11 of 12 Old 09-28-2012
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Re: cracks in the bilge

Wonder if the cracks were there before the mishap?
Either way, you should probably notify your insurance company & see how they would like you to proceed.

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Re: cracks in the bilge

Between the cracks and the corrosion on the keel bolts you have a problem in the making.
Cause of the cracks, who knows when but those are not your average stress cracks in the gell (a 'fan' of them is apparent in one of the photos). Those appear to be caused by buckling forces - a hard hit and a bounce.

I'm assuming you had an insurance investigator come out and eyeball the boat - did they look in the bilge? If not fire them and demand a survey. Going bottom up when the keel rips off is not a fun way to sail.

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