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Keel crack at hull O'Day 30 ('82)

pcrice

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Jul 2, 2019
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oday 30 IL
Had a lot of fiberglassing to do. Wanted to make sure there were no keel bolts. Hard to dry out. Drilled a lot of holes. Cement and water still seeping from bottom. Overlaid layers of fiberglass at crack. Not pretty...but didn't want to risk keel dropping further (1/8").
Seems to be holding.Bildge pump doesn't run this season, but there is always 1/2" water in bilge (water seeking its own level). End of season will drill more holes and let dry all winter again.
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Jan 7, 2011
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Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
Yikes! That looks like a hot mess. Glad to hear she is holding out the water (mostly).


I found a small crack on the leading edge of my rudder just before splashing this spring…
I didnt want it to get worse, so did a quick fiberglass repair job on it and I think all is well, but will inspect it carefully for water ingress when I haul out in October…freezing weather can play havoc on our boats.

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Good luck with the project.


Greg
 
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pcrice

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Jul 2, 2019
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oday 30 IL
Yikes! That looks like a hot mess. Glad to hear she is holding out the water (mostly).


I found a small crack on the leading edge of my rudder just before splashing this spring…
I didnt want it to get worse, so did a quick fiberglass repair job on it and I think all is well, but will inspect it carefully for water ingress when I haul out in October…freezing weather can play havoc on our boats.

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Good luck with the project.


Greg
Thanks Greg. After it was sanded, primed, and painted....it didn't look so bad... but it worked...we must do what we must DO :)