I did find lead
ingots placed in the bilge underneath the sloppy glass job. There's
75 lbs of small ingots per side of the CB trunk the 75 lbs is
sitting on top of a large ingot which is about 3" X 4" X20" to heavy
to lift out and weigh but I would guess around 150-200lbs (one on
each side) for a total of around 200-300lbs per side. I have
no idea what's up with this but photos of boat I took in the water
the waterline looks normal. Anybody with any ideas would love to
hear from you.
I posted what I found after
cutting the glass away from what I found to be extra ballast I
While cleaning bilges I noticed that along the centerboard trunk on
both sides there seems to have been something glassed in between the
trunk and the turn of the bilge its a very bad glass job, raw edges
and gaps it almost looks like someone tried to glass some foam or
small tank in there, kind of scary, the structure is about 30" long
and longitudinal center is about where the center board cable enters
the well. does your centerboard trunk run clean from aft to the pin?
If it does I'm thinking I'll have to grind away the glass and see
what's there. At least I can't sink where I'm at.
I'm located in Key West actually a few miles outside about 9 1/2
mile marker the boat is a 68 hull #33. I'm in the very beginning
process of clearing out all the "stuff" that came with it ,also
taking out the jungle of wiring hanging here and there, just to
simplify things and so I know what goes to what . The boat in on the
hard right next to our house which helps a lot especially down here,
where even if you can find a yard to work in anymore its like a
house payment to keep it there. I'm figuring about 2 years for the
project but been around boats long enough to know what that means.
what I was thinking was a head liner is actually just the texture of
the cabin liner so that stays as is.
Bruce & Toye