- Jul 21, 2013
Very exciting project Luke, keep posting pictures so we can follow.
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Just a suggestion, when I refinished the keel on my first C-22, I had it sandblasted, then brought it home and started rolling on multiple coats of Interlux 2000/2001 epoxy barrier coat, (and it makes one heck of a primer for steel/iron). This stuff has lot's of solvents so it will quickly get into every nook and cranny in the cast iron and I just kept rolling coat after coat about every 45 minutes or so to build up a nice coat fairly quickly. After it cured, I did the keel fairing with thickened WEST epoxy.
Nice set-up there for working on the boat!
Keep them photos coming!
You might be surprised at what is under the existing filler/fairing material on your keel. When I stripped mine, I found 3 large cavities in the casting on one side that needed to be filled in. If this is true with your keel, then I'm sure the water is just seeping out of those areas. Once you get all the material removed and down to bare metal, it should be fine.
This where I drilled the hole for the inspection cover that will give me access to the rudder gudgeon hardware. What you see is that hard filler foam I was talking about. I think I'll have to go after this with sharp chisels. My new backing board will be one piece of 1/2" marine plywood that goes top to bottom on the transom.