Category: Keel

The Keel is done!

This keel problem was more of a distraction than I needed. The discovery that it was full of water completely changed the initial plan of action. To compound matters, trying to estimate the amount of resin required to fill it…

Tilling the Keel

So this last weekend saw the removal of the top of the keel. After about six sawzall blades, the fiberglass and plywood underneath was removed. The loose ballast was very dry. I stole some of my wife’s gardening tools and…

Sealing the Keel

With about a week and a half to go before I start full time work, I have been trying to make as much headway on the physical work needing to be done to the hull. We have been going back…

Drying out the Keel

Not much done on the hull this week. The discovery of water in the keel is no big thing. We just want to dry it out as best as possible. The good thing is that we dont need to address…

Surprise! Water Ballast!

So, after hearing some ominous thumps as I tapped the top of the keel, I took a hole saw and cut a couple inspection holes. Its WET IN THERE! Oh geesh. After removing all the flooring, we were commenting about…