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Topic Review (Newest First)
01-25-2001 05:24 AM
navtron
keel re-engineering

Make 2 cuts of 1''3" and thru bolt them on the bottom sides of remaining keel..grind to make even....One of the sailing tabliods have this write up from last year. Good Luck
01-23-2001 04:15 PM
h20
keel re-engineering

I am in considering purchasing an O''Day 39 at a significantly reduced price (due to circumstances on sellers end). The problem it drafts 7'' and for those familar with the west end of Lake Erie that is too much draft. I have been told that reducing the draft to a 4''6" bulb keel is common and a viable option. I would love to hear from someone that has undergone this surgery or anyone that has any information on the effects of this on performance, resale, integrity... The yard I have spoken to has ball parked the price at less than $5,000, which still makes this boat an ideal purchase - at least price wise. Thank you

 
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