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I suspect that is going to require a lot of hard work rather than simply a sand or soda blast. You'll obviously need to have hauled, gurney away as much of the crap as you can and then assess.
Marine life will largely come away with a gurney provided it is not dead and/or dried out. Presuming she is badly fouled than you will probably have a fair bit of coral and barnicle and the only way to deal with that is hard work, presuming of course you can get a scraper up into the keel housing.
Can you access the swing mechanism from inside the boat ? If the actual swing mech is rusted up you could have ugly problems freeing it up.
As for yards in Almerimar and Marseille (neither of which I am intimate with) or Barcelona which I know reasonably well I doubt you will find a blaster on the waterfront. Maybe in one of the smaller fishing ports, but I'd be thinking that you will have to have her craned out and trucked to a work yard.
Can you move the keel at all or is it rusted solid.
Any pics ?
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