Keel issues: FAQ from old website

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1 year 3 months ago #11 by Archive
Archive replied the topic: Keel issues: FAQ from old website
12th February

I have sailed my Holiday 23 and other in various condition around the Cape Coast, not once have I experienced or heard from other owners of water coming in around the screw ring or the hole of the pin that holds the keel.

All I can think is that there might be some growth around the keel and keel box, or something that got stuck there that prevents the water from draining. I have seen speeds of up to 9 – 10 knots on a Holiday 23 and no water came into the boat.

Editor

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1 year 3 months ago #12 by Archive
Archive replied the topic: Keel issues: FAQ from old website
16th February 2009

I previously owned Belles ‘n Boys on the Vaal Dam.

As the keel and wedge does not create a water tight fit, in the right conditions water can and will be driven into the keel box. It then can splash into cabin through the wedge screw fitting and the upper keel bolt holes, that is why the boats were originally delivered with two black rubber bungs to block these holes.

Bruce Richards

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1 year 3 months ago #13 by Archive
Archive replied the topic: Keel issues: FAQ from old website
6th February 2009

This situation has arisen before.



I had it once when I did a demo and we overloaded the boat with people and water entered through the first keel bolt hole.

In extreme weather conditions ( and a heavy boat ) this is also possible and the best and simplest solution is to cut a sponge gasket which is placed either side of the keel bolt between the box and the washer.



That should solve the problem.



Regards Frank

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1 year 3 months ago #14 by Archive
Archive replied the topic: Keel issues: FAQ from old website
16th February 2009

Sorry I did not read your e-mail completely as regards where the water is coming in.



I have never had that ie. water coming in through the wedge ring, and I have sailed at 11,5 knots !!!! ( Once , Just before we broached and took the spinnaker down!!! )

The actual wedge should not allow water to 'run' up the back of the keel housing.



Are you sure it is from the wedge ring and not the keel bolt?



If not sure try my suggestion as per the previous e-mail.



Regards Frank

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1 year 3 months ago #15 by Archive
Archive replied the topic: Keel issues: FAQ from old website
16th February 2009

I have had water leak in through the bolt hole, and solved it as Frank describes below-rubber washer either side.

Rob Wilson

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1 year 3 months ago #16 by Archive
Archive replied the topic: Keel issues: FAQ from old website
16th February 2009

I think you got it wrong, Frank. I have had water coming in through the bolt hole, (especially after Mother has packed the boat, and we have all the kids on board). But John’s problem seems to be water through the area around the screw ring for the wedge (which is quite a bit higher). Even Mother has not managed to pack us that heavily……….

Do you think John’s wife packs more than mine??

Michael Robinson

PS Coenie, we have more salt water ingress than fresh water, mainly because Mother is more energetic in her packing for holidays at the sea than for inland holidays.

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