Greetings from Brazil!
My first thread. I've bought a 38' wooden fiber resin coated boat. It's a jewel made of mahogany. But after 20 years almost without use (and W/O owner), the wood between the mast
(keel steped) and keel
has rotted...nobody noticed that a keel
bolt was leaking (the front one, almost underneath the mast). Fortunetely, the boat builder
AT the time of conception was still avaiable and made the work. We had To pull the mast
The issue is that two bolts still leaked after reinstall the keel, he said the bolts in question he used as guides and the Sikaflex used may be already cured in Those two.
Ok, gave the chance and hauled the boat out again, retrieved the Two bolts, left dry for a day, retied with lots of sikaflex.
again, one bolt (the same that cause all the rotten wood before) leaked again.
What the F. Is happen??
The bolts has their nuts and washers soldered all together (not usual) The keel is iron. Keel and Hull
were not very fit in the begining, so he made an adjustment with Epoxi in the hull
. It has a centerboard
, so water
Goes throug keel and hull.
My guess: the surface of the keel is not enough adjusted.
Should I take the keel off again?
How This can be solved
Tks a lot!