I was directed to you by Littlewing77, who informed me that you live in the area of my boat and would therefore know of a good surveyor that could possibly inspect my keel. I am trying to find out if the rust is simply surface rust or a deeper problem. If you could be of any help I will be largely thankful.
Aids to navigation, remember the flashing red light at the Ensenada Harbor was the saloon door flapping in the wind at the shore side whore house! I sailed the South Pacific in 1981 with only paper small scale charts and sketch maps of harbors, and a WWll bubble sextant and WWV for time ticks and Hurricane warnings.
Semper Fi Thomm, I love the Marines, and Ill bet you were a gunny or higher too.
ICman 1st class on Nuckie subs.
Love your take on all things nautical!
Remember, these forums are populated by mostly armchair sailors that have never gone out of sight of land and think electronics are the answer to all problems.
They have no idea what real seamanship and navigation are and poo poo anyone that uses old fashioned techniques vs electrons.
I just sailed from NJ to FL, 1300 miles, via offshore and ICW with no depth sounder. I used sailing to get into and out of anchorages, singled handed. I wager none of these blowhards even know how to do it, and have never done it to boot. As for 40 year old charts, you need to know the current variation how to apply it.