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Material for 26s keel

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by chp, Mar 14, 2019 at 12:48 PM. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. chp


    Joined Sep 13, 2010
    358 posts, 6 likes
    macgregor 26s
    ca hamilton
    Just wondering if the swing keel for the 26s is all fiberglass or does it have a wood core. I'm going to slip the boat for the first time in the 8 years I've owned this boat and wondering if there is any chance of rotting the keel. If will be in fresh water.

  2. Justin_NSA


    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,347 posts, 1,062 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    It's not solid, but it's not a wood core either. Some other honeycomb material. It's actually designed to fill with water and sink. We always kept ours slipped during the season for about 10 years. I think you can still buy one of HDPE from Ruddercraft for $$$
    I have a spare one with a little front edge damage from the trailer in need to put on Ebay someday.

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