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post #5 of Old 05-31-2008
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European builders use Iron as a major cost savings for them, as Lead is not a prevalent in Europe as here in NA. With that, I have a 23 yr old Jeanneau, and last summer I had to from what I can tell, redo the keel, as it needed new epoxy barrier coat etc after 23 yrs. If done right, it should last awhile.

If you like the boat, do not let this issue scare you.

Marty

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