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Old 12-10-2017, 02:43 PM   #1
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Leaks in 44' Marine Trader keel

When we re-launched our 1978 MT, it started taking on water, we discovered several cracks (mostly on the port side) where it had been blocked. The keel is a hollow fiberglass tube and the cracks are at the join between the keel and hull. Any advice would be appreciated or does anybody have blueprints or know how these were constructed?
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:53 PM   #2
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Don’t know if this is appropriate to your situation, but I worked on a boat with a similar situation some years back where the owner decided to fill the hollow keel with concrete and several stout fiberglass rebars.
Of course the cracks had to be patched as well.

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Old 12-10-2017, 05:27 PM   #3
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Who did the haul and blocking? I would get a good fiberglass guy to do an estimate and present it to the yard that did the blocking.
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