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Old 06-09-2016, 09:22   #1
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Bill Tripp Mercer 44 in need of new keel shoe

I am looking for any information from individuals who have gone thru keel replacement issues with companies that recast keels...either from an existing keel or from specifications from the designer of the craft. I gather there are 2..one in Mexico and one in Canada. The particular keel at issue here is one that has cracked above and below the cntrbrd pin. Anyone out there with this experience?
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Old 06-09-2016, 14:35   #2
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Re: Bill Tripp Mercer 44 in need of new keel shoe

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I am looking for any information from individuals who have gone thru keel replacement issues with companies that recast keels...either from an existing keel or from specifications from the designer of the craft. I gather there are 2..one in Mexico and one in Canada. The particular keel at issue here is one that has cracked above and below the cntrbrd pin. Anyone out there with this experience?
I. Broomfield and Son, in Providence, RI:

I. Broomfield & Son, Inc.

"We have been making keels for Sabre Yachts, Pearson Composites, Alden Yachts, Hunter Marine, Morris Yachts and many other sailboat manufacturers. "

The Mercer 44 looks like a really neat boat - hope you get her back in action.
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Re: Bill Tripp Mercer 44 in need of new keel shoe

No experience myself, but try calling Cape Cod Shipbuilding in Wareham, Ma. They built many of the Mercer 44's and are still in business. Very nice people.
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Re: Bill Tripp Mercer 44 in need of new keel shoe

Sadly Cape Cod Ship Building who built this boat are not able to undergo the work. The owner, Roger said when asked, " That is a big job" and the current manager stated that they could not undertake the job.
So I am looking for a yard preferably in the south that could handle such a job. Anyone out there in Florida perhaps that could handle it?
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