Thanks for the reply! I'm not sure about your keel, but the following website may have some ideas for you. Pearson Triton #381 Glissando | Repairing the Cracked* "False Keel"
I bet that won't link, as I'm new around here, so you might have to cut and paste it. Also, those Don Casey books are REALLY helpful. Check Amazon for some great deals...
My hull to deck joint was held together with stainless steel staples, which I am currently in the process of removing. I've also gutted, essentially, the interior of the cabin. My next step, we hope, is to remove the deck from the hull in one piece.
Now, I'm curious about the weight of the deck, and the possibility of breakage due to its own weight.
Also, our crew so far can't figure out how the beam under the mast step on the inside of the cabin attaches to the hull. There are several theories floating around with my crew that the beam is like a roll bar on a jeep, and that it remains there after the deck is removed (not my thoughts), or that it is merely glassed to the inside of the hull. When you lifted your deck off the hull, after separating the hull-deck joint, how did this come apart. I wish I had pictures to show you what I mean, but it's too dark here now to get some shots.
Any insight or tips you have will be greatly appreciated. Is this your first restore?