1. Is that an encapsulated keel? If so be very certain it is completely sealed with the repair.
2. When was the last time your boat was hauled? You might try scrubbing once a month with long handled scrub brush once you get the entire boat cleaned. You should also apply a new coat of antifouling once repair is made on entire hull as your current antifouling is clearly not working
08-19-2009 02:00 PM
Ken Germanhausen was recommended by the marina where my boat is sitting. Anyone know anything about him, fiberglass-wise?
08-16-2009 07:53 PM
Good idea Scott.
08-16-2009 07:34 PM
I didnt mean to imply the people at Oak harbor werent good. They are the best and very nice. The issue is with timeliness of finishing thier work.
08-16-2009 05:33 PM
you could run it across the way, i would paint it with epoxy first. they will wind up grinding it all off, but its better to seal it for the trip than risk having it get wet and have to sit to dry
08-16-2009 03:31 PM
It appears to be a metal keel with a big wrapper of fiberglass and some kind of hard foam. It's certainly not all-metal with just paint over it.
As for Oak Harbor, that's right across Rock Creek from where I am. Do you suppose I could splash her as is and motor across to the creek for repair without damaging things any further? She would probably be in the water for no more than 15 minutes, tops.
Assuming she's not leaking badly, of course. I could check for that while still suspended in the sling and pull her if water started gushing in.
08-16-2009 11:13 AM
is your keel metal or is it incapsilated metal? i would think that is all metal where it was "ripped" off, is it just fairing over metal?
it does not look bad, the worse part is just building it up so the trailing edge has the right shape.
08-16-2009 10:48 AM
Here's another vote for Oak Harbor. Great bunch of folks. People that decent are few and far between.
08-16-2009 10:45 AM
Here's the pic I took with my phone before it was cleaned up:
08-16-2009 12:33 AM
jas can you post apic of the damage please? i want to see it, just to see if i think i could fix it. i know its an ins case so you need a yard to do it. its more just for my own knowledge, i wont even put my opinion here
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