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  1. Rust in encapsulated keel?!

    Gear & Maintenance
    I found an Albin Vega that needs some/lots of work. The keel has (rust) marks bleeding through the keel. Also the back of the keel has started to delaminate. My guess is that water from the bilge leaked into the keel and several winters created a big problem... Now here is my question: How...
  2. Encapsulated Keel?

    Sailboat Design and Construction
    Saw this Ericson in the yard the other day. I'm under the impression Ericsons have encapsulated keels and was struck by the narrow profile of this one. If this keel is encapsulated, it's hard for me to believe the narrow profile of the FRP could take the lateral stress induced by the led while...
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