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Old 29-09-2008, 20:38   #1
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Southerly Yacht Structural Failure

"An example of the type boat you are asking about is the Southerly range, built by Northshore Yachts. Prior models have repeatedly suffered from structural failure in the keel box, even when a post-build fix recommended by Southerly is followed. (There's a Brit with a Southerly coming out of the yard here this a.m. who's just had this 'fix' done a second time".

The above is a comment on another cruising site and I am wondering if anyone has had this experience and the reason for the apparent failure
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I've read that their keel trunks need to be rebuilt every 8 years per the mfr. at a cost of $3-4K US to replace the sliding plastic and re-epoxy the iron. Is that what you are talking about?
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According to Mike (migot):

“all these boats must go through this treatment every 8 years, the keel is made of cast iron , and no paint will hold on for so long . the keel will begine to move and bang sideways...not a nice feeling, and the cevlar-pannents held on just so long. there is a SOUTHERLY OWNERS ASSOCIATION in ENGLAND-they have a lot of stuf regarding this maintenance. also JOHN WHARN at NORTHSHORE UK allways helped us with kind advice, and fast delivery of spare parts...bless him! you can reach him via internet-try NORTHSORE UK.
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Thanks but there is no comment from anyone with personal experience
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I don’t understand:

Migot1 (Mike) Cruisers & Sailing Forums - View Profile: migot1 owns a 37ft Southerly,
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I’d think every contribution at the Southerly Owners Association, would be the result of personal experience.
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I'm strongly recommend NOT to ask for any advises from this Mike. As a boatyard worker i'm here to look for some solutions for southerly 115 we working on, and i must say that fortunately not much boats come to us in such a bad condition. The point is that this specific boat sold by Mike not a long time ago...I recognise the boat from the picture and no doubt it's same vessel
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