Keel Damage - Anyone have any ideas on what caused this?


the boat is in the cradle at the yard, on inspection of the leading edge of the keel has damage. We are all at a loss on what caused this damage - it was not damaged two weeks before the boat was hauled out (We Cleaned the bottom and the foils were in great shape then)

This is a 38 footer, fairly new 3 (year old) racer cruiser, there is a gouge about the size of a little finger where the lead is heavily deformed about 18 inches down from the hull, then regular marks (and small gouges) down about another 15-18 below the large gouge. The marks are pretty regular down both sides of the leading edge of the keel.

Does anyone have any idea what may have caused this type of damage?

Thanks in advance!

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