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outer keel/limber holes

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:51 am
by andre lafrance
I was about to attach a new outer keel to my '57 Thompson sea coaster using the original as a guide. then, I noticed that on the original keel the screw holes are every 6 inches and fall on top of the intermediate frames. won't this interfere with the limber holes? or does the water run around the screw? also, it's difficult to tell from the old keel if wood filler was used or bungs over the screw holes. four years have elapsed since I took the old keel off, but I'm pretty sure they were bungs. thanks for any insights as always.

Re: outer keel/limber holes

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:58 pm
by LancerBoy
The outer keel is screwed thru the planking and into the keelson Screws will not interfear with the limber holes, the screws do not go into the ends of the ribs. There also will be two carriage bolts at the junction of the keel and outer stem.

Putty over the countersunk screws. The original was white lead (nasty toxic stuff). smith's Fil-It works great.