Originally Posted by nsabardin
I have seen it done on multi since they often beach but not on monohulls.
My 43" ferro
is being repaired after serious grounding from the previous owner. He had intended to fit a custom s/s keel shoe, which I have, to prevent it from happening again.
The guy that is doing the work suggests to simply repair the damage with epoxy
and not put the shoe.
Actually quite common on boats over here (mostly tidal moorings - outside the Marinas).
I dunno about fixing stuff to a Ferro hull, but seems to be two basic approaches (for f/g / wood / steel) - additional (sacrificial) fibreglass or a keel band (usually plain steel
- but seen wood used). The band does not get screwed / bolted on from the bottom (heads will grind off) - but fixed using (welded on) tabs at the sides, can't find a pic at the moment
...\ /.......\ /.......\ /....
The dots is the keel band
and the tabs \ / either glassed on or screwed / bolted on (into side of the keel).
Eventually it will grind / rust through......depending on the job and location (use) that could be a 10 year event. or a lot longer.
Some boats do have an actual shoe fitted, but not so common - likely to do with cost!
On smaller boats I have also seen done in plastic and simply glued on, dunno what sort of plastic though