Re-fiberglassing encapsulated keel

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by chowdan, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. chowdan
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    chowdan 1980 PAC41 Liveaboard

    Hey all,

    I have a new to me 41ft Custom sailboat(veryyyy similar to Swan 42). She is currently on the hard for some work.

    The keel is a lead encased and bolted to the keel stub. I am thinking I may have to drop the keel to work on it however I am not sure. The fiberglass on the base of the keel has been severely damaged and has delimitation. What would the best route be to fix this? Pulling the keel and doing the repair that way?

  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Photos would help. You should get a surveyor or other expert to do an onsite inspection.
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