Iíve built a lot of boats and I have great respect for Boatpoker and his opinion so Iíll go along with his conclusion.
The repair might be ok but the downside would be a huge loss of money
and the first obligation any captain
has is to the safety
of his crew.
, bolted on keels are a challenge for the best of boatbuilders. A proper repair requires knowledge of the layup
and the supporting structure.
The black oil...well not everybody has squeaky clean bilges but this might indicate very careless engine
oil changes and thus a vessel which was not taken care of in other areas. Poker is again so very correct. No epoxy sticks to oil. Oil between laminates means no adhesion. One of the photos looks like it was taken after new glass was laid in but I can see black around the keel
bolt holes. Oil is not a core
material. It looks like the repair area is not extended far enough up the hull
. If you had access to a hundred photos, and the engineering and layup
, a better opinion could be given. Sorry, but Iíll agree with Boatpoker 100%. Iíd pass.
No one is condemning the repair, itís just too difficult to judge and the downside could be huge. Lots of fish
in the sea, lots of boats floating above them.
Happy trails to you.