The Bristol 24 I bought last all had a couple of slots cut into the port side of the keel
. The guy at the boat yard said it was to make sure any moisture would drain so the stringers wouldn't pop. There seemed to be no problem, and there was no seepage. Today I drilled into the starboard side of the keel
a littl bit lower down, and after getting through the fiberglass
some black gritty gunk came out followed by a little bit of water
dripping. My worry is that that water
has frozen and crushed things over the winter. I was just wondering on a scale of 1-10 how screwed I am.
I drilled a few more holes along the base of the keel to give any water every oportunity to get out. I'm planning on getting her in the water by May 24th. Any advice on checking this would be great.