I found that the wood post that supports the mast
to bilge/keel was rotten. This mast
support post rests on the bilge/keep and there must have been water
sitting in there that not only rot
the wood but also delaminated the area. I cut the rotten part and I will install a metal piece where the mast support post will rest. The area where this metal support will rest is currently delaminated. It seem to be a layer of resin and under it I found a weird material they use to fill up the keel
. It seems to be like a mixture of resin and sand. When l removed the first layer of resin I found that the sand/resin material was cracked. I removed all loose pieces. I felt humidity. I am currently drying it out and thinking how to refill the gap that I left which is roughly a cubic feet. Any suggestions? I was thinking about first pouring liquid epoxy
or other resin so it penetrates and fill any potential gap down there and then fill the gap with a mix of small rocks and epoxy/resin. I may finish with few layers of fiber glass and maybe fairing at the end.
I have no idea if this is the right way to fix the issue so any suggestion or feedback will be greatly appreciated.
I will post pictures soon