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Keel Bolts and General Topics on Keel - Leaky keel sheath cracks
01 September 2021 - 18:44
Join Date: 10 March 2009
Posts: 25

Leaky keel sheath cracks

Dear Lars, Dear associates,

does the 55 have keel pockets as well?

Time to take all the sheath off the keel, or a local patch-up would be ok in your opinion?

nb: I keep her on dry stand 11ish months a year. Pictures are right after lift out and 4 weeks in the water.

Thanks for your expert opinion

Leaks on keel

02 September 2021 - 10:40
Join Date: 02 January 2008
Posts: 1547

Dear Michele

The 55 drawings do not show any keel pockets.
The keel is probably sheathed with GRP, and this layer will slowly come off with the time. You could wait and see how it develops.
The third photo shows a crack, and the recommendation is to investigate if there is a reason for it.
Kind regards

03 September 2021 - 09:50
Join Date: 10 March 2009
Posts: 25

Thank you very much Lars.

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