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Denise Hammond

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Keel gasket
« on: August 27, 2011, 08:35:15 PM »
I believe that there was a thread on what to use when replacing the keel gasket and where to get it, but i cannot find this information.

Can anyone provide suggestions?

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Phil
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Re: Keel gasket
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 03:54:08 PM »
I think that post was on the yahoo group.  I remember something about someone using a rubber welcome mat.

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Re: Keel gasket
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 01:09:38 AM »
Various materials have been used.  1/4" or 3/8" sticky back neoprene rubber works best.  Vince at Columbia Yachts 714-227-9212 has the cutting tool for these but may not have the material.  Try that and if he cannot do it I have a pattern and can cut one out by hand.
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Denise Hammond

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Re: Keel gasket
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 03:38:45 AM »
Great.  Thanks.

Any idea where to source the material if they don't have it at Columbia?

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Phil
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Re: Keel gasket
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 04:24:30 AM »
I found this on Yahoo, from April 2010...

Richard Hunt wrote:
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> John
>
> I use Clear Silicone ( Marine Goop)
> You have to take the plate off the top of the keel and cut the keel
> shape out of foam
> I think its Volara foam that I used 1/4 inch although Gymnastic
> rubber looks good
>
> I will send you enough to do your keel ..You can buy me a rum drink at
> the next regatta
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> http://www.usafoam. com/ <http://www.usafoam. com/>
> *Closed Cell foam*
> *Volara Foam*
>
> Richard

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Re: Keel gasket
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 11:14:05 PM »
We just used 3 mil neopreme from wet suit repair shop - seems to working