66954Re: [bolger] Re: Long Term Immersion of Micro-series Salient Keels
- Oct 4, 2011I'd Like to have a LM at a dock!
it's so easy to repair a ply boat......cut out the rot, make a plug,
make a larger backing plate, gube it all up w/epoxy and screw it all
together....better technique reaps better finish
That Micro keel is a typical Bolger jab @ traditional construction...1/4
in ply for a keel! It's Bolger it works
Mike in Catskills
> For the past three years I have kept my LM at a dock for approximately
> 6 months each year. I have not seen rot in the flooding keel. I did
> just cut a chunk of rot from the side of my LM, at the water-line near
> the aft, free-flooding well. But so far the keel is as solid as the
> day I made it.
> Bill, in Tejas
> --- In email@example.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com>,
> BruceHallman <hallman@...> wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 7:18 PM, c.ruzer <c.ruzer@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > What might be some alternate construction methods/treatments of
> keels such as those on the Micro...
> > Considering that I have never heard of an example of the "per plans"
> > Micro failing, the flip side of this question is:
> > Is there any reason to attempt to improve the Micro?
> > Making things that are good enough to be 'better' (and more costly)
> > isn't always wise.
> > Isn't good enough good enough?
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