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cracks in the bilge

What do you think these cracks represent:
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Re: cracks in the bilge

Time to call in a pro methinks. Could well be serious.

Have you hit anything with the keel or been bounced on the bottom?
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Time to call in a pro methinks. Could well be serious.

Have you hit anything with the keel or been bounced on the bottom?
Came ashore a few days ago.
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Re: cracks in the bilge

Agree time to call in a pro...and insurance co.
If by any chance boat is back in water without addressing issues
I would monitor by putting a piece of masking tape across areas and after a few tacks you will get an idea of flexing/movement
if tape broken. Sadly I think will need to be addressed first.
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Re: cracks in the bilge

That would be your keel flexing back and then foward again not good. If you see those kind of spider cracks you usually get these in high flex areas in the **** pit from flex. The only reason you would get these at the thickest part of hull is a sudden stop. Also be warned all of the pictures you have taken are of the hull grid liner bonded to the hull you realy have no idea what the hull looks like below the grid. I agree with these guys get her hauled and get pro too look at her and then contact you insurance company.

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Re: cracks in the bilge

I dunno. None of what you seem to be calling cracks looks new. Hard to tell with all that dirt in there. Clean it up, keep an eye on it. I like the idea of using masking tape to see if it is flexing once back in the water. Better still, clean it up, coat it with a layer of fresh gel coat and see how quickly the cracks return.
I'd be more concerned about the area where the keel bolts are, if there are any. Is the keel encapsulated or bolted to the hull?
Also, that boat has a few years on it and has probably run aground before in LI Sound. Granted, running up on the beach as it did probably stressed the keel/hull joint more then a light grounding.
You can always call Beneteau and get their opinion. Brad calls them often enough.

If I worried about every crack on my 45 year old hull I'd have no hair left. I still have plenty.

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Re: cracks in the bilge

So was the dog stearing at the time you might want to keep that away from the insurance company
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Re: cracks in the bilge

Big deal in my opinion.


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Re: cracks in the bilge

His boat broke free from a mooring in high winds and a particular strong song and beached its.



I would have them looked at. Maybe just over the years stuff, or maybe serious structural cracks which will compromise the keel staying attached to the boat. Were the cracks always there or just appeared after the beaching?

That answer will really tell you what to do.

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Re: cracks in the bilge

Damage from being beached and pulled off. The good news is damage from a casualty, as opposed to wear and tear, should be covered by your insurance.
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