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Old 22-08-2012, 10:43   #16
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Most external bolted on keelson fiberglass boats are bolted on to a fiberglass keel stub, not directly to the hull.
Exactly. Just did not look like an external keel to me.
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Old 22-08-2012, 10:57   #17
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Re: In My Head , It's Already Mine ...

This was taken from the morgan38 site:


The crack in the back is not unlikely. It happened to me. Several years ago we hit a rocky bottom. I was able to back the boat off and continue. Everything looked fine from the inside, and with an inspection swim after anchoring. We sailed the remainder of the summer without a hint of the crack. When we hauled out and I looked over the bottom it still looked fine. However, after the first winter thaw I noticed a small line of dampness in the bottom paint, on the hull, directly aft of the keel. I removed the paint, and looking close I noticed a slight hairline. The type of hairline that you would be inclined to ignor because it was so slight. When I opened it with my dremel It was deeper and longer than it looked from the outside. The conclusion was, that I had to remove about 10 inches all around in a gradual V. Then I filled the void with 12 to 15 layers of glass alternating the angles. The repair has been fine for the past 10 years, so I guess I did it right. What I am saying to you, is look close, very close. You might be soaking up moisture in your hull and not noticing it. If it were not for the frost and thaw which opened the crack enough to let the expanded ice melt I might not have found the crack.


Do any of you know a LARRY HUME?
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Old 22-08-2012, 11:05   #18
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Do any of you know a LARRY HUME?
Might have a better chance of an answer to this if you could give us a hint of the country where you or Larry may reside? This forum is international so helps to narrow it down.
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I'm in the states. I have no idea where Larry might live. He wrote the above text on the morgan site and seems to have direct knowledge of the boat and possibly this specific damage.

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