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Old 31-10-2009, 17:40   #1
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Keel Scrape

After signing up to keep my sailboat in the water for the winter season we had a grounding. There are some scrapes on the bottom of the wing keel. I would prefer to leave the boat in the water at the marina until the spring then haul and repair rather than hauling now and having to pay for dry storage. I have been advised that this will be fine, but have some lingering concerns. The bilge is dry and there are no signs of leakage. Any advice?

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Old 31-10-2009, 18:35   #2
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Depending on what the keel is. Ours is steel, but lead can take more abuse. Not sinking? - If you wait, just more repair to be done in the spring.


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Absolutely NO PROBLEM on your external lead keel.
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Very minor change of menu for the critters, eh Gord.
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