{Stus-List} Wipe that Smile off your Keel!!

Gregory Cutter gcutter at odu.edu
Thu Mar 1 09:42:57 EST 2007

Lawrence - This is a very old thread repeated many times. There are a
variety of solutions, but I would not use 5200 if you ever need to remove
the keel. Yes, you need to make sure your keel bolts are tight. You can
then fill with 4200 (not as tenacious) or the best, permanent solution is
to wrap the gap with thin fiberglass cloth (and resin) and fair it as the
Canadian factory did in its last years. With the latter fix, you have to
make sure that the bolts are properly tightened and the keel seated
properly on the stub, and there is no water in the gap (i.e., best to drop
the keel, clean the gap out, use 4200 to reseat, torque the bolts, then
glass it).

Greg Cutter
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