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Re: Compac 16' Keel advice needed
When I got the boat there was standing water on top of the keel with numerous cracks in the stuff ( FG?) covering the ballast so basically it had to leak... I drilled a couple of inspection holes and water weeped out.
Sounds like some fairly serious structural issues (cracks through the glass). Be sure you know the right thing to do to remain safe. It stands to reason that the ballast has delaminated from its encapsulation. It doesn't sound like a band aid job to me.
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