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Old 03-11-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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CHB- Bilge/Keel refinishing

Newly acquired 1983 - 34' CHB Tri-cabin. Cleaned mid section bilge area removed the skank under pump area along with superficial fiberglass found keel filler (concrete?) loose and crumbly. Removed down to solid and clean surfaces (all flaking material including; stones & bondo), area about 3 foot in length. Looking for best practice to fill and level the concrete surface voids (I'd say max 1" deep) then glass over to avoid layers where bilge skank can fester.

Have the issue of what leveling material use to concrete (cost & adhesion/ epoxy vs polyester) then top with glass (epoxy/polyester).
Open to suggestions!
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:35 AM   #2
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Here is how I did the same project. Follow the link, lots of pics. This was a Hershine 37, 1980.

Saving Tortuga: Water in the keel

Yes the keel is filled with concrete, I used 20 gal of vinylester resin before it was all over.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:35 AM   #3
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Here is how I did the same project. Follow the link, lots of pics. This was a Hershine 37, 1980.

Saving Tortuga: Water in the keel

Yes the keel is filled with concrete, I used 20 gal of vinylester resin before it was all over.
wow that was a great labor intensive solution . I like the blog I will have to take the time to look through it good. have you stopped posting in it?
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