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Hit a rock today

We were motoring home from our regular sailing area in the Long Island Sound through an area with some shallow parts. We do this weekly and have never had an issue but today I guess our luck ran out! Looks like the keel hit a submerged rock. Everything on the boat appears to be fine. No water coming in, the keel bolts look good and the boat is sitting flat - not listing to any one side. Do you think I need to pull it out to check? It's going into dry storage for the Winter in a month anyway.

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Depends on how hard you hit and your curiosity. Did it come dead stop or skip over the rock. I hit a rock last year at 4 kt and skipped over it(14000 pound boat) the solid lead keel peeled off a chunk about 3/4 in deep and 2 inches long. It made a huge crash noise and some stuff flew around in the cabin. No leaks , no keel bolt damage.
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Short answer---YES. Dive down and check for damage.

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We didn't hit THAT hard. Our outboard isnt that fast and as soon as we hit we gunned it in reverse. Nothing in the cabin moved actually. Bruised knee and a small cut on the hand was the only damage. I'd love to go check... my only hesitancy in diving down is the boat is in the East River right now and I don't want to get hepatitis.
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Re: Hit a rock today

You are probably not going see a problem with your keel bolts, inside or out.
I have always checked keel bolts with a 20# sledge hammer (out of the water). Holding a block of wood just slightly below and parallel to the joint w/ the hull and placing my palm across the joint (not too near where the sledge is going to hit), have someone swing the sledge and hit the wood, hard. If there is no movement, your keel bolts are fine. Any movement and you know you have a problem. It is important to do this a few times in case you break one on the first or second swing; after 2 swings I assume they aren't going to break.
Could you put on a mask and check the keel for visible damage? That would certainly be the cheapest and easiest way to see if there is something that needs attention.

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We were motoring home from our regular sailing area in the Long Island Sound through an area with some shallow parts. We do this weekly and have never had an issue but today I guess our luck ran out! Looks like the keel hit a submerged rock. Everything on the boat appears to be fine. No water coming in, the keel bolts look good and the boat is sitting flat - not listing to any one side. Do you think I need to pull it out to check? It's going into dry storage for the Winter in a month anyway.
Sorry to hear this. It was beautiful weather on the sound today. Where did you hit?
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If the weather cooperates tomorrow ill head further into the sound and borrow a mooring to go down and check. I really don't want to do it at our marina. There are condoms and a lot of crabs (both kinds probably) in the water.

^ it was right between that Lighthouse at the bottom of City Island and Kings Point. Go through there all the time along with probably hundreds of other boats a week and no issues!
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I'm curious as to why you think it was a rock and not just some "softer" submersible object that may have been floating by...??
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Congratulations Haldey. You are now officially in the club.
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Congratulations Haldey. You are now officially in the club.
X2!!

I've heard of a yacht club in London, the only way in is a GOOD bottom job having been done..........

You qualify as of today!!!!!!

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