Same thing happened with Bavaria sailboats not too long ago...
SD, Not the same at all. nada nothing, zilch...
Bavaria 38 Match keels were simply bolted to the hull, with minimal stiffening other than increased hull thicness where the bolts went thru. They were relying ion the kevlar mat they were installing in the other slower bavarias.
This boat has a keel box, just like mine, its an opening likle a upsidown box, that has no connection to boat inside, other than the vertical bolts.
The keel enters that box, the bavarias was flush with hull.
This keel seems to me as being well designed, but the manufacturing unfortunately was defective.
But the bavaria incident and this are completely differnt. Bavari simply had no engineering whatsoever.
Still this does not excuse the builder from its rsponsabilities. It was his job, when sub-contracting to make sure contractor works as should.
If the build was made as per design then failed, then it woulçd be the designers fault.
Apologies, Guiletta - I did not mean to upset you.
Cameron, no need to appogize, really, I was not mad, just did not agree with you, my way...sorry, But its ok..we're still friends