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Old 13-02-2015, 21:05   #16
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Re: Hunter keel fell off !!!

I was impressed just for the fact that Hunter used lead for a keel. The rest of the story is just gravy now.
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Old 14-02-2015, 05:41   #17
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And yet, I've owned my 1979 Hunter 30 since new. Weathered two hurricanes, severely dented on can bouy, rehabbed the simple mechanical and electrical systems, replaced the interior, sailed thousands of miles and trained local Sea Scouts. 35 years and it's still going strong!
Sounds like you have had excellent service from your boat, maybe they did build them a lot better years ago.
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Old 14-02-2015, 11:20   #18
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We all know that 3x the cost always equals 3x the quality too
My "inexpensive" Irwin 34 is over 32 years old. Over that time, maintenance cost has been no more than average; and she looks and sails great today.
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Re: Hunter keel fell off !!!

Just curious what the thickness of the intact keel stub in this image is. Can you measure it...?

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Old 14-02-2015, 14:39   #20
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I was impressed just for the fact that Hunter used lead for a keel. The rest of the story is just gravy now.
As does my inexpensive Irwin; but my Irwin is still going strong.
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Re: Hunter keel fell off !!!

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Just curious what the thickness of the intact keel stub in this image is. Can you measure it...?
Maine Sail - it varied from a little over 1 inch to almost 1.5". It was VERY well attached.

Funjohnson - There was no crack between the keel and hull at all until I took a chisel to it. I only got it apart because the remaining fiberglass would flex and even then, it took 3 chisels and my small sledge.

Now - what is the best way to cut off some lead before I take it to the metal salvage yard? I am thinking possibly kero or diesel as a lubricant??
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Re: Hunter keel fell off !!!

I've heard of cutting lead with a chain saw. Be careful, and I would suggest the chain be filed as for hard wood.
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Re: Hunter keel fell off !!!

I started cutting with my circular saw, older dull blade with carbide teeth making 1/4" deep passes - worked quite well. The SS threaded rod (with nut at the end) was longer than expected, about 14" into the lead. I could turn the nut by hand after all these years.
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Re: Hunter keel fell off !!!

My boat was not inexpensive and I didn't get any lead keel.
I wonder if the previous owner still has it.
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Re: Hunter keel fell off !!!

Sailorman,
Have you been able to weigh the lead?
Guesstimate?

Thanks for the link becauseI have a friend that wants to bury a sailboat.
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Re: Hunter keel fell off !!!

May be too late now but don't beathe that dust or handle that lead. It's no good for the brain cells.
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Lead weighs 708 pounds per cubic foot. That's 0.410 pounds per cubic inch.
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May be too late now but don't beathe that dust or handle that lead. It's no good for the brain cells.


To say the least. Extremely toxic, even small amounts of lead dust can lead to lead poisoning. Hope the OP used the very best protection. I grind lead often, only use forced air and a Repel tyvek, as skin exposure is almost as bad as respiratory.
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