This is an interesting subject. The last time I had our boat on the hard
, it was out of the water
for about a month when I began to see a dribble emanating from the trailing edge of the keel
about 1/2 way up from the bottom. It was a light brown colour but I couldn't smell anything.
I drilled into the spot that it was coming from with a one inch spade bit, and it was just totally dry. I didn't have to go very far, just barely into the glass.
So I patched the area with some epoxy
resin/fibre (can't remember the brand name off hand). The next day, the dribble was back.
I figured that it must be coming from the bilge
but can't explain why the hell I can't follow a trail?
There are no external blisters
at all, so I don't see how it could be entering from outside the keel
I'm still perplexed and curious as to what I'll find next spring when she comes out again.