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

ftbinc

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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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ftbinc

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Sorry I posted this several times - the system froze up and I got impatient.....sorry to everyone.- Let the flaming commence for my stupidity (answers to the question would be good too.)

 

SloopJonB

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I'd venture to say you hit something. Fukushima debris?

Don't worry about it - if you don't know how it happened it wasn't much of a hit.

Thickened epoxy is your friend.

 

ftbinc

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Thanks SJB - the gouge is pretty good size and the pattern is very regular, on both sides, just down the leading edge - no marks aft on the keel. No one remembers hitting anything and if we had been under way, we would expect marks going aft on the keel on one side or the other as it drifted off...

-p

 

Christian

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Probably just forgot to pay off the polish mob - if it had been the Russians, the boat would have been torched and at least one crew member would now be a cripple. Don't fuck with the mob in Chicago!

 

Monkey

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It looks like pretty typical storm damage from conditions seen in your average sharknado.

 

Terry Hollis

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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!

NOTE: For those of you out there that insist on seeing naked body parts before assisting, please go to http://porntube.com,
Could you have collided with someones mooring chain ?

 

Timmys_Trick_Turkey

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youve sailed through a longline from a commercial fisherman. Their boats are as small as 7 metres with a big reel on the back. The line sawed its way down your keel before breaking. You wouldnt have noticed anything but a slight loss of speed while you tow a line up to 6km long with its odd assortments of baited hooks, wire traces and caught fish. Here they splice wire into the tops of fishing nets to discourage yachts from sailing through them.

 




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