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Re: Compac 16' Keel advice needed

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
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.
Thanks man. I've done a fair amount of fiberglass work on older boats but nothing like this. I don't intend for it to be easy. I'm going to remove the concrete ballast with a chip hammer. Check the encapsulation, possibly recoat, relaminate the keel cavity. Then, I just ordered 300lbs of lead ingots off of ebay so I'm going all in. I've read great reviews/advice on using lead as compared to other materials such as concrete. There's some great total Compac restorations on youtube.
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