I'd be a little more worried than some of the others. Why not just do a proper keel job now? It's on the hard
, and you can always live to sail some more after the jobs done. If the worst comes the same can't be said if you don't do the keel now. What's the water
temp of the rivers this time of year? How long for hypothermia to set in if you manage to avoid getting hit on the head
as the boat capsizes? We've lost
2 sailors out of my port alone this year and plenty more nearby to the cold waters and going overboard
. I'm a little less cavalier than I would've been in my response years past.
I don't know about you but my boat is sure worth a weeks hard work, let alone my life.
How old is the boat? How long have you owned it? How long has this been an issue?
As many say if you don't have the time to do the job right the first time, what makes your think you'll have the time to do the job again and do it right the second time?