Re: Keel repair
Posted by Trent on 6/8/2005, 1:43 pm, in reply to "Keel repair"
You may want to not even bother with using cloth on this joint. More often than not the joint will shift slightly when you put the boat back in the water, This is normal, nothing to worry about but it will almost certainly crack the cloth glass job that you worked hard to install. I would go with the caulk. |
: Well, I bought "The Dog House" Hull
: #104. She's been sailing on Lake Ontario.
: I'd like to find out the former names so I
: can make sure when I rename her I can
: address all previous incarnations during the
: renaming ceremony. I opened up the keel to
: hull connection to address the hollow areas.
: I plan to fill and fair, but am wondering
: if I should use glass clothe to make a
: perfectly smooth transition? My local
: boatyard suggested that I use LifeCaulk
: Polysulfide at the joint to allow for
: expansion differences between the lead keel
: and the fiberglass above. I'm wondering if I
: should use glass cloth and resin to make a
: more permanent structural seal there.
: Any help would be appreciated!
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