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Old 22-05-2010, 15:22   #16
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Anyone who owns a 101 Forward Control Land Rover would consider building a keel from scratch a learning opportunity.
Ermm..Thanks, although I don't quiet know how to take that.
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Old 17-05-2011, 11:36   #17
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Re: New (to Me) Boat - No Keel - Help !

Have you found a keel yet?. I have a whole boat for you with the added benefit that the keel is also lead instead of only cast iron. I am in the San francisco Bay area.
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Old 17-05-2011, 16:08   #18
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Re: New (to Me) Boat - No Keel - Help !

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Re: New (to Me) Boat - No Keel - Help !

I don't know how much handyman or fabricator you have but here are my experiences. I once helped poor a keel on the beach on the Chesapeake by building a sand form and melting lead. I do not recommend that process now. The last boat I purchased without a keel was a 30' Clipper Marine. We, a couple of friends of mine and I, took a chain saw to a 35' Morgan keel and inside an airplane hanger cut it to the proper weight and then formed a wood nose for it. I glasses the whole thing, hung it in a yard and the boat is still in use some 25 years later. The Clipper Marine were unique boats having flat steel keels for a core and the airfoil shape made of fiberglass around that. You could fabricate one without having to poor pot metal out of sheet steel and then glass over it. Could easily be done in your back yard kind of thing. The one thing I will warn you of is the weight. Don't let it get away from you as it can easily do a great deal of damage to you and other things. By the way the last keel for that Clipper Marine took me 1 1/2 days to install. You have from all the responses the shape and you should be able to get the general location, etc from the internet. Give it a try instead of parting it out.
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Re: New (to Me) Boat - No Keel - Help !

Anyone else notice that the OP hasn't replied in weeks?
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Anyone else notice that the OP hasn't replied in weeks?
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