SALVAGING our Sailboat’s KEEL. It’s time to Media Blast! | Expedition Evans 19


It’s about time we get to work restoring our rusty keel back to better than new. Cast Iron keels just want to rust, and ours is no different. After a much needed media blasting we get to work with silica and epoxy filling in the pitting before lathering on a nice epoxy barrier coat. We’re counting the days before the keel and boat are ready for a reunion!

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The Evans’

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2008 Beneteau 49
3 cabin 2 head
Westerbeke generator
Mast, sails and rig are in excellent condition and in storage
Here’s what we *think* we know about her past. Keep in mind we bought her at auction without ever meeting the owner! The owner was sailing along and ran aground – hard. Hard enough that the keel pivoted and pushed the aft end up into the hull. This force cracked the internal grid in several places and broke a portion of the grid free from hull. At some point an inspection was done, insurance was called and decisions were made. See for how we came to own her!


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