SailNet Community - View Single Post - Cast Iron Keel rust
View Single Post
post #5 of Old 05-31-2008
Senior Member
blt2ski's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,285
Thanks: 1
Thanked 46 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 16
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.


She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome