Following work this spring to address water ingress along the bottom of Helene’s keel boxes, new slot gaskets were installed using Hawk 150mm mylar gasket material obtained from RS Sailing. The badly corroded steel bands running along the sides were replaced with 1 inch grey PVC convex keel rubbing streak from Seaware. The same material was used on either side of the original brass keel band to give extra protection to the new iroko sand keel.

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    Extra protection for new sand keel

2 thoughts on “New mylar keel gaskets

  1. She’s going to slip through the water really well now. I wish I could do the same on COLCHIDE, but cannot risk drilling 72 holes through the sheathing.

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