used a two piece keel
on some Hunter
36s and other models. I am looking at a 2008 Hunter 36 with such a keel
. A 2800 lbs lead wing section is bolted to a 1600 lbs cast iron top section to form a two piece keel. The keel is then attached to the hull
The problem on this boat
is a very visible "crack" that goes all around the keel at the joint between the lead and iron sections. There is some material flaking off and it looks a bit rusty, but the boat
has been on the hard
for a while so it is dry.
There is no damage visible at the joint between the keel and the hull
. There is some evidence of scuffing on the leading edge of the keel near the bottom.
I cannot find any information about cracks between these two keel sections.
Does anyone have any experience with this issue?