Originally Posted by robert sailor
Polux might chime in as he's a Comet fan.
I am not a fan of anything. Not a fan kind of guy
There are many boats of that model that was one of the bigger success from Comar, maybe more than 100 45s and the boats were extensively used for racing
, sometimes on very nasty conditions and never a keel was lost
neither on the 45s, neither on the 41s or on the 50s, all boats from the same series.
They were when new expensive boats, kind of same price
as a X yacht or a Grand Soleil and the built quality was good. The kell bolts are huge by comparison with other yachts and the backing plates
I know of other high quality yachts that have lost the keel (not many) namely a Swedish Yacht 42 and a Maxi
37?, both had been grounded hard and not repaired conveniently.
I asked to someone that is knowledgeable on Comets if he knew if that boat
had been grounded. I hope they can recover the hull
to determine what was the cause.