Yuck !! What's all this dust ???
03 May 2021
Well, we've begun... this first week all I did was discover that grinding/sanding the keel/hull joint raises so ,much debris that my Covid mask was of no use at all. Had to break out the 3M mask -- I have to say, it looks funny, but was instant relief.
I did find the crack at the rear edge of the keel, right under the surface blemish we'd discovered a few years ago. It was obvious that someone had tried to throw some sort of a cosmetic patch over the crack -- wasn't really structural as there was no glass cloth in it. just some solidified magic-paste or something; don't know whether it was put on by the folks who sold Sanctuary to us, or someone previous -- doesn't matter, it was ineffective and needs to be fixed. It wasn't a particularly large crack, but enough that it exacerbated a weakness from the builder. Lots of fin keel boats have varying degrees of vulnerabilities at the keel/hull joint, but it appear that that critical area on Sanctuary had an air-bubble, a void, molded in where it should have been solid glass -- maybe a boat laid-up on Monday morning.