Loose Keel?

Nobody seems to check the keel attachment. Old sailboats, ones with fin keels, are cheap. Reason? the bolts in the bilge are never looked at, And they rust; ever increasing the danger that the keel will become unsealed and the boat will sink.
I now have one, a cheap sail boat, and am replacing the keel bolts. A big job. A very cold front, or the first cold forn of the fall is moving in and I have a three day weekend to do the fiber glass work. The cold might give me more time to work the liquid resin into place. Can’t launch the boat though. I should let the resin stiffen in two stages. Stage one loose fit semi-hard. Stage two: torque bolts squeezing the almost hard resin to seal things up.

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