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Lady Itzel

Fix a broken keel from the hull

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Looks like you're screwed.

Hope you had insurance.

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take heart: it can be repaired & it's NOT rocket science* (but it is quite a job if you want it doen well!)

*I've seen a Jeanneau 47 with the keel pushed in being repaired in Turkey, & as far as I can remember it was done well. so when the Turks could do it in 95 you can do it in 2017!

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It's a 30 year old O'Day - why would anyone even consider a repair like that?

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You could find another one and just nest them, like salad bowls  :ph34r:

Seriously, I'm with Sloop.  Go and find another boat.

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Basically its fucked. 

Yeah it could be repaired. But the fact you have to ask shows that you don't have the skills to do it. 

It's certainly not a good first project. 
I see the photo you posted is eBay, I hope you haven't bought it yet. 

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I too recently purchased a boat and am wondering how to fix it. Any ideas?

 

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The front is in the environment, the photo shows the rest of it that's in the void outside.

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On 6/13/2017 at 1:28 PM, SloopJonB said:

It's a 30 year old O'Day - why would anyone even consider a repair like that?

Harsh but true. It wasn't a bad boat for its time but it's time to sell the lead for scrap, strip winches and other salvageable gear and put the rest in a dumpster. Way more work to do that than you would ever see back. 

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Given how much force would have been necessary to tear the keel off that boat, I can't imagine there isn't other significant damage to other parts of the boat. Pic doesn't show much...

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