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Old 10-04-2015, 18:04   #1
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Crack in Skeg

I bought a project boat a little while back and have finally been able to take it out of the water. Though it is in dire need of new bottom paint, I was pleased to see that the hull looked good and there were no sign of blisters, damage, or other issues with the keel.

The main problem I found was a crack in the trailing edge of the skeg, and a handful of areas where the paint (and thick marine growth layer) flaked off of the skeg/rudder to expose fiberglass.

I've attached a few pictures and am looking for some advice for repairs to the skeg/rudder before the new bottom paint is applied. Thanks!
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Re: Crack in Skeg

Drop the rudder, inspect.

Maybe there is an add on inset / spacer that got de-laminated. Does not look like a skeg damage.

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