Walter Pingle used the front end loader on his tractor to pickup and move the keel to the shop.
|Peter admiring my bottom|
|View from forward|
|Middle keel bols; you can see where the keel was leaking!|
water leaking out of the bilge pump can be seen here.
|Rear Keel bolts; rough shape|
|Forward keel bolts; this is the broken one that bent when the keel dropped.|
The forwardmost one broke right off!
|The bolts are 1/2" and a cast into the cast iron keel|
|$18 with tax|
|Harvey and Peter|
|I can see daylight!|
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|800 lbs hanging free|
|That is daylight near the front!!|
You can see where I sanded under the pad
You can also see where I sanded under the pad
|About 3" thick in the bucket.|
What do I do with this stuff?
|Here you can see some of the bottom paint coming off the hull|