I acquired a Hurley 24/70 sailboat which I would like to restore and learn to sail in. I have been reading up a lot and eager to get started with it.
One issue I need advice with however is the hull
and in particular the keel/hull profile.
was made using a drop-in keel
which was then tabbed inside the hull
so there are no keel bolts
or the usual cracking along the join issues.
There is however a large crack along the area between the keel
and hull and it looks like it has been filled with various things over the years.
There also seems to be some sagging of the hull as it is sat on the keel. There appears to be a slight ridge almost like the hull is sagging more than the keel if that makes sense.
I'm trying to come up with a repair plan and would appreciate any advice. I was thinking of glassing the gap with progressively bigger pieces and then lots of fairing with epoxy
& fillers. I'm worried though that when the boat
is lifted and weight taken off the keel, the whole thing will move back the other way and destroy my work
Is this likely? Does this sound like a good plan?
Any advice will be much welcome.