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Old 25-07-2010, 21:45   #1
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Hauled Out - Now, I've Got Some Questions

GlobalHopper is on land for our first haul as it's keeper.

This has been good for the most part, but has raised a few questions and problems that we are now attempting to figure out.

Starboard Keel was saturated and we needed to tap it like a Maple Tree and are attempting to dry it out, I think there is a pocket or separation inside the keel ( the plan is to pressure inject an epoxy and glass goo to fill the void.. Has anyone else seen this?)

Both Keels have hole in the lower aft section, is that for a hurricane tie-down or something unique to our boat?

Saildrives used to have a rubber boot to keep the raw-bar from moving in, does anyone have a picture or link to what this should look like?

We are planning to fix some of the gel-coat, does any one know the color or what the approximate mix of pigments?

We'll be back under the boat in the morning scraping off the 15 layers of paint and discovering more remnants of her past repairs.

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Old 25-07-2010, 21:51   #2
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My keels also had some water in them. The surveyor said this was normal but I agree, I'd rather have them solid.

I believe the hole is for a rope so if the sacrificial keel breaks off, you can tow it behind the boat.

Have fun scraping. I'll be in Oyster Pond Thursday - can't wait.
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Old 25-07-2010, 22:48   #3
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Are you sure that injecting epoxy (say) will not stop the keels being able to be sacrificial?

I guess what I mean is, is the sacrificial keel itself hollow or is it the area where it fits into the non sacrificial portion of the keel?

Not sure why the holes but our Orana has them as well
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The hole is certainly for towing the keel.

I'm not certain about water in the keel, I'd contact FP to get their opinion.
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Saildrives used to have a rubber boot to keep the raw-bar from moving in, does anyone have a picture or link to what this should look like?
You probably have Yanmar sail drives, but they are very similar to the Volvo. Take a look at the part labeled 38 at this link Lower Gear Unit - Volvo Penta
That is the Volvo rubber bit. It is almost but not quite identical to the Yanmar. That's what it looks like.
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That part of the sail drive seems fine, on the Bahia (or at least my boat) there is a large hole that the sail drive is mounted up inside. This hole just had a rubber that was attached to the hull and makes it flush and the SD sits up higher, I'm just not sure how that attached to the SD itself or if it just kinda sat there. Yes, we have the Yanmar.

As for the keel, has anyone ever dropped the keel to work on it ? If so, how much was involved in the process?

In three days of scraping we've almost taken the paint down to primer below the water line, the stuff above seems bullet proof.

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The rubber boot glues onto the hull. Some boats have a thin metal frame that screws to the hull to retain the boot.

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FP breakaway keels removed

Globalhopper,

Here are some photos of your FP breakaway keels removed.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f136/hull-38201-5.html#post461589

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