1350Re:: Hollow skeg revisited.
- Mar 1, 2017> The real question I want to ask is this, I'm thinking of filling the hollow skeg under the stern locker with concrete. That will add a little bit of ballast, but also strengthen the skeg.
> Is this a good idea or not?I quite like the idea, and initially it seems good, but I haven't fully thought it through. How will you actually get the concrete into the space, and be reasonably certain that the space is full?Certainly that hollow skeg is a vulnerability on the boat, and I had further problems with my one last August, at a different location and for a different reason. To date I have concentrated on external reinforcement, but if the informed consensus is that concrete filling the skeg is a good idea it would seem to add both modest strength and a significant impediment to flooding if the worst did happen and the skeg were damaged while afloat.Oliver
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