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Ripple

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Re: Keel removal
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2023, 01:39:38 AM »
Windswept, thanks for the info and picture. I want my hull to look like yours!

Windswept

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Re: Keel removal
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2023, 06:17:32 AM »
Jim...with hull #028 I pulled my engine out to rebuild....in doing so, I found two especially one bad,ruisty engine mounts. The one that was real bad...is where the engine exhaust was leaking/dripping down on the mount. While I was stripping and painting the bildges...all the way to the forward cabin did I inspect my keel bolts. None was leaking. While stripping and painting....I removed all excess bedding compound around keel bolts. All in all, my keel bolts looked pretty good. ;) btw: All paint was reapplied with 2 part expoxy.

Ripple

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Re: Keel removal
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2023, 03:12:55 PM »
I am detecting a little seeping on the last bolt under the engine near the transmission. There is a gap between the keel and hull at the very end of the keel when the boat is lifted and perhaps the seal has been compromised there. Also thinking of moving the engine out to inspect and perhaps repair the engine mounts. At some point, it appears that the riser leaked and corroded the mount. Would be nice to pull the mounts and get them repaired, if needed, and galvanized. Also makes it easy to get to the keel bolts. If nothing else, I would like to remove the nuts and re torque. Jim 46-53

Hobiehobie

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Re: Keel removal
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2023, 01:23:41 AM »
Jim, have not done this, but just curious, are you doing it just to be cautious, or do you have external or internal signs that the bond is not OK?

Is this something we should all be doing after a certain number of miles/years/groundings!? 

Ripple

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Keel removal
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2023, 11:16:00 AM »
Has anybody ever removed the keel for inspection and re-bedding?
Jim 46-53

 

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