While making repairs
to the keel
and the bilge
region, I keep finding spaces filled by lead shot which seems to be encapsulated in resin. It seems that the keel
is largely made of this stuff. The boat is a 41' Irwin
made in 1983. Anybody has an idea what the material is and how/why it was applied? I don't believe that it is structurally possible that the entire keel is like this - anybody has seen this stuff in a keel, perhaps?
Good luck to everybody with winter repairs