I'm a relative new to caring for a boat. I've sailed a fair amount, but I don't know much about maintenance
since I've never owned a boat previously.
I'm in the market for a boat now, and I've found one that I like. Unfortunately, it has a 6'+ keel
. I'm going to mainly sail in the Chesapeake bay
, and I'd prefer a shoal keel
. The seller of the boat has indicated it is "easy" to replace the deep keel for a shoal keel. I'm a bit worried that such a change will lessen the integrity of the hull
. The boat is relatively new and still under warranty.
Can anyone help me out here on the pitfalls of replacing the keel?