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Old 03-26-2017, 06:21 PM
durp durp is offline
 
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encapsulated ballast shield?

Has anyone reinforced their boat below the water line with any sort of sheathing?

Just curious if there is any way to beef up my boat a bit, if all goes well we wish to pull the boat out to refit near the end of this season, and if life lines up, depart May 2018 for distant horizons. We are doing the refit ourselves to be able to have some semblance of a cruising budget.

I have a Rawson 30 PH, and I have seen pictures of at least one holing in the keel ballast region, which brought the boat down. I have also read another report in an around the world voyage in one of these boats where grounding, reefs and what not caused issues nearly losing the vessel. I would like to avoid this at all possible, and protect my fragile reinforced cement encapsulated keel. I don't really know how to approach this problem, but I am open to suggestions!
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