The Rot Doctor


Subject: Glass hull/core repair (Part 3)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999


Sounds like a good place to start. I wonder if there is a core of some material as the thickness between the inside and outside is about 1". As I look into the keel I'll be able to see more. Should I examine this from the outside? If so do I cut the glass away and remove the keel?




Avoid cutting into the exterior of the boat if at all possible. I'd suggest finding a place inside where the top of the keel is exposed and use a 3/8" drill bit and drill into the interior (but not through the bottom) and see what kind of material comes out. Is there any wood, good or bad, or is there foam, resin...? What's it look like?

Come back with the answer and we'll keep talking.