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Old 19-03-2019, 05:51   #1
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Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Boat: Leopard 40 / Moorings 4000
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Moorings Phase Out / Keels / Cracks

I am currently phasing my Leopard 40 (B1087 / Moorings #26) out of the Moorings Fleet in Abaco, Bahamas. Unfortunately, we have found that the boat was grounded by a charterer with some damage to the lower keel which is, theoretically, sacrificial. In addition, we found several cracks at the joint between the frames and hull on both the starboard and port hulls and on the foundation of the genset.

At our insistence Moorings brought in a surveyor, Jonathan Sands, to check out the boat. I am awaiting his report but during the survey he told me that that keels had moisture inside of them, were loose and needed to be removed/reset at a boat yard in Florida as the local yard is not capable of doing that kind of work. Interestingly, when he looked at the hull and genset foundation cracks he indicated that he had seen something similar on a privately owned sister ship that had not been grounded. He suggested that repairing the cracks might be a R&C warranty issue and not directly related to the grounding.

So, my questions.

Has anyone had any experience with these kind of cracks on the new Leopard 40 design?

How as R&C handled it?

How is R&C to deal with on warranty issues as a whole?

Has anyone had to deal with keel damage and removal/re-setting of keels?

What is involved?

How does Moorings handle phase out work that is beyond the capabilities of the facilities at/near their local base?
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