Antifoul the keel?

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Antifoul the keel?

Post by storm » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:50 pm


Anyone got any bright ideas how to antifoul the keel?
I cant think of any simple way without getting the boatyard to do a lift off the trailer with their crane.
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Post by Terry » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:05 am

For the past three years I've used a trolly jack, some RSJ's and a teetering pile of concrete blocks to raise Seren up to do the keel but you need to be brave!
You can just about see the set up in the attached pic
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Antifoul the keel?

Post by jjspicer » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:04 am

I had to have mine done in the boat yard. One important thing to remember is to get maximum coverage of your keel you will need to antifoul it with the keel both up and down. There is a small area at the top that is very hard to get too.
I have added a picture called Keel Up in Wickeds photo gallery that shows what I mean.
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On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 2:50 AM, storm <forum-maintenance@swift18.org (forum-maintenance@swift18.org)> wrote:

Anyone got any bright ideas how to antifoul the keel?
I cant think of any simple way without getting the boatyard to do a lift off the trailer with their crane.
Nearly ready to go for a sail
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storm
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Post by storm » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:12 am

Thanks guys,
Countdown is in a boat storage place, even assuming I was as brave as that to do your circus trick, I cant get the bits there to do that, if only it was in my drive.
Looks like its do a launch and crane it out at the end of the year for a wash scrub and paint.

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Post by storm » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:08 pm

I have just done a deal with the boatyard.
They are going to lift it with a couple of slings with their adapted fork lift truck on Saturday for the morning for £35. That seems a reasonable answer in the circumstances.

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Post by Terry » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:27 am

If I could get a deal like that I wouldn't bother jacking ut up myself!

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keel anti fouling/ lifting up boat!!

Post by mikeprojectboat » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:38 pm

What you guys need is your local farmer.to come around with his hiab 3ton lift forklift,(lifts up the huge bags of fertilizer) in exchange for a case of beer!!!!!! Dont tell me you you dont have one next door to you?? regards to all ,.(WITH A FRENDLY FARMER NEXT DOOR)mike in sunny norfolk!!

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Keel a real Success

Post by storm » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:28 pm

Well that was really easy. They left me alone for an hour with the boat hoisted high
The boatyard had a great bit of kit for liftup, I had greased up the mechanism through the inspection hatch, but I was surprised how good the screw and bush operated, no play and nice and smooth. I feel very confident about the condition of the keel now.
Slapped some antifouling all over myself and as a bonus got some on the keel and the bits I couldnt get to with the rollers.
I reckon that was a good £35 pounds worth
Pics in my gallery - Storm page 4

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