We have purchased an Islander 28 "JerLu" on Lake Michigan at Milwaukee WI.
It has been in its cradle on the hard for possibly two years. Although I noted some deflection at the aft cradle pads, the hull is in good condition. We have cleaned over all and re-coated the bottom with Interlux VC 17M.
When swung in the shaft dribbled a bit and we slowed that to an occasional drip. I was very surprised six hours later to find the bilge full to four inches below the floors...
I and one of the guys from the yard double checked the through hull fittings and were on our third check when I noticed what looks like a vertical crack running the top four inches of the back of the keel fairing. I also noted some water coming in from under the last floor "timber" on the port side.
I do not find water under the port settee but there is a puddle to either side, on the flat bottom, aft of the keel.
If anyone has experiences or hearsay, I welcome the input.
This is Saturday evening. On Monday AM we will go for a sling ride and see if we can find and repair the source (sources?) of the intrusion.
The silver lining is that I found the bilge pump to be unreliable and have replaced the Rule 1500 with the 2000 , clearing up a wiring nightmare in the process.