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Old 20-05-2013, 13:06   #1
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Lead keel vertical cracks in lead

It appears water followed down 1 keel bolt and froze in winter. It caused the lead (non encapsulated) to crack and push a section out. Anyone have a idea how to repair?

It is a 1984 O'Day 34'
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Old 20-05-2013, 14:28   #2
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Re: Lead keel vertical cracks in lead

Very interesting problem. Remove the keel, remove the damaged section. Build a form, heat the area with a torch and pour in new lead. Maybe
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Old 20-05-2013, 19:26   #3
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Re: Lead keel vertical cracks in lead

I would clean it up with a wire brush and fill it with thickened epoxy. How big of a piece came out?
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Old 21-05-2013, 08:57   #4
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Re: Lead keel vertical cracks in lead

Depending on how the bolts are secured into the lead, seems that where the cracks are the bolts could be loose in the lead. Filling from the outside with epoxy wouldn't help much for that.

An unusual problem... probably not much knowledge around about good fixes!

Good luck...

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Re: Lead keel vertical cracks in lead

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Anyone have a idea how to repair?

It is a 1984 O'Day 34'
These are the people qualified to answer that. MarsKeel Home | MarsKeel

Lead can not be fussed to lead unless they are the both the same temperature (melted). Believe me I've tried after a hard grounding, trying to replace a chunk off the leading edge.
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