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by sjm823
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bottom of keel photo and question
Replies: 7
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Re: Bottom of keel photo and question

Yes the keels are hollow, with no foam, and "sacrificial". If memory serves after 20 odd years, the keels were a split mold bonded together with a structural adhesive like Poly Bond and glassed over on the inside. My guess is that the crack is in the Poly Bond joint. If the keels are dry it is like...
by sjm823
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: PDQ Capella (PDQ 36) Forum
Topic: Bottom of keel photo and question
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Bottom of keel photo and question

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I'm attaching a photo of the bottom of the keel of a PDQ 36 and wondering if this is a serious problem or just surface imperfection? Outlined in yellow is a crack running along the center of the bottom of the keel.
by sjm823
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Welcome to the PDQ Forum
Topic: Seeking input on 2003 PDQ 36 Classic
Replies: 0
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Seeking input on 2003 PDQ 36 Classic

I am under contract on a 2003 PDQ 36 and it just got surveyed last week. Under the keel description it says: "Reportedly keel molded into the hull's layup schedule. Apparently no ballast". My question: Does that sound accurate for a sailing catamaran?