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  1. Mooneyman

    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    Lee, thank you for your input. I will post keel pictures later today. The problem with what you are recommending is not applicable to my keel. The structure of the S35 keel bears little similarity to the keel repair you are describing. My "lame ass" fix would be in addition to the fix recommended by Lucky Dog. Adding stringers to the aft end of the keel + adding a saddle to spread the keel load. I do appreciate any qualified input from the community. in any case the nice thing about glass is it can always be ripped and redone .
  2. Mooneyman

    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    No it is not. lucky dog has a good description of the repair. I would like to find a copy of the drawings for this repair. It was very common for a grounding to cause this type of damage. The description I have seen built up an extrrior saddle to spread the keel induced stress over a larger area. This along with added stringers and thickening the hull thickness at the aft most keel bolt.
  3. Mooneyman

    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    Thanks for the info
  4. Mooneyman

    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    pictures are here
  5. Mooneyman

    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    Damage occurred when the keel received an impact during the storm. Similar to a low speed running aground. Or dragging the keel on a hard bottom.
  6. Mooneyman

    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    I'll upload pics in a bit. But basically the keel is sagging when on the hard. There is a 1/4 to 3/8" gap at the rear same at the front of the keel. You can see daylight at the front of the keel and a depression at the rear. There is a very small crack aft of the stern most keel bolt. At the base of the last rib. The crack is 4 " long and allows a very small amount of water to seep. This was a well known issue with early Santana's corrected in the shock 35. What I'm looking for is someone with knowledge of the approved repair.
  7. Mooneyman

    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    My Santana 35 Hull #62 has just suffered storm damage resulting in a weakened keel. It seems there may be a prescribed method for strengthening the keel. Looking for someone that may have some information on that. Here in Oklahoma not allot of sailboat experts At a minimum I'm planning to re bonding the aft most rib just behind the aft keel bolt. Then adding a 3/8" saddle extending 6 - 8" beyond the keel attach point. Thoughts / Suggestions are much appreciated.