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50-Desoto
01-10-2016, 08:51 AM
I am wondering what the keel is made of in my 86 44ft Gibson houseboat? Is it solid with no voids? Any wood to rot? I know there is wood in the stringer, but I'm not sure of the keel, water seeks the lowest level.

42gibson
01-10-2016, 05:18 PM
mine is just solid wood and yes I have seen them rot if the gelcoat gets worn off from beaching.

BananaTom
01-11-2016, 08:06 AM
I installed a Keel Guard on mine, as I beached often on sand, and it took the gel coat off.

I discovered it when we hauled out for a bottom job.

I think the cost was about $800.

boatboat
08-04-2016, 12:46 AM
mine is solid wood.
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