[Public-List] Crack in the keel.

Glenn via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Thu Oct 9 12:57:01 PDT 2014


Never heard of that before , but others may have some insight.  

One additional thing to know is does your fiberglass hull around the bottom of the keel bulge outwards at all?  I have heard that it is possible for salt water to penetrate into the iron keel casting and rust, causing the FG hull portion to expand and crack.  Can't imagine the cutaway slopping up to the stem would crack though, even if the keel was rusting.

Other good to know info would be the length of the crack, and where exactly does the water seep out of the keel? And are there any dead sounding spots around the crack if you tap the hull with a hammer?  Dead sounds would indicate serious/noticeable hull delamination- again almost unheard of in Albergs.

Dolce 318

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> On Oct 9, 2014, at 12:35 PM, Greg Dawson via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> Dear all.
> We just bought our boat this year as a project and yesterday she came out of the water, today whilst working on her I noticed a hairline crack down the centre of the keel where it rises to meet the bow where the two halves of the hull would meet, also there is a small amount of water draining from the keel towards the stern, should we be worried or is this common with old Albergs from the 60's ? should I be looking at a repair and if so what?
> Has anyone else encountered this & what did you do?
> Thanks Greg. 
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