Friday, 29 April 2011

the keel

11-00 hrs: The picture does not show the problem (which is inside) - it will have to be lifted on a crane and the keel dropped out. There is a holding plate for a gasket to be removed and renovated as well.

I do not know whether to do some useful things whilst it is out of the water (I have a long list) or whether to sulk off somewhere and pretend it never happened. But both the surveyor and the yard have said not to worry - it will be fine. At least it is only money and at least it has been found before other damage is done. And I have seen a kestrel from the cockpit - several times.


Bursledon Blogger said...

There's some good info on keep repairs on the Jag owners site -

Hateful things these moving keels, I've just had to replace a broken lifting wire on a centre board which was dangling unnaturally under the boat!!

Lorna Scammell said...

Thanks for URL - I have seen the web site and it is helpful. The yard at Tidemill has some experience with a Jaguar keel and they are going to look at it next week. It is not the sort of thing I am going to do!

Lifting keel is useful when it works and I don't screw it up.