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toddonbi posted 06-01-2003 07:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for toddonbi   Send Email to toddonbi  

two quick questions that i would really appreciate some help with.
1st- in the elbow of the boat i have damage that is down to the foam. any tips for this mess?
2nd- the bolt connecting the anchor line is shot, where can i purchase a new one online? the hull is a '82 18ft. outrage.
Taylor posted 06-02-2003 01:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
I assume by 'elbow' you meam the part of the keel where it curves rapidly from bow to bottom. The keel is a heavily reinforced area, and if you are down to the foam you have ground off quite a bit of glass. You might want to look over the repair articles and decide how much grinding down of damaged glass is indicated. You are going to want the repair to be as hefty as the original. Then get a keelguard to make sure this does not happen in the future.

On your second question, one source for BW parts that many forum members like is Twin City Marine .

Taylor posted 06-02-2003 01:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Should have been more careful about my choice of the words. I used grind to describe both the process of damage to the keel area, and a step in the repair process where damaged glass is removed.

But we can always hope that your damage is not all the way through to the foam. What color is the interior of the hole? How big is the damaged area?

toddonbi posted 06-02-2003 03:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for toddonbi  Send Email to toddonbi     
it seems while i was away on vacation a "pal" took about a 2" slice that runs exactly in line with the centerline of the keel. i believe it looks like a job for west system. it's blue coloring showing but not the color blue from a scrape. thanks again

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