I bought a Facil 26 this year in Lomma and sailed her to Denmark, where she is now at Nappedam harbour. Maybe (?) one of the first in Denmark?
When I got her up on saturday it looked like I had hit something – but I have not.
At the front of the keel I can see the lead.
I think it is “just” the join between the GPR and the lead keel. The keel nuts are tight and in very good condition.
Have any of you fine sailors seen something like this?
The plan is to check it out… and epoxy over and paint…
But any comments are very welcome! In swedish or english… I can read swedish .. kind of – and I try ‘translate’ when necessary
(just a bad idea to lose the keel !)
While here… any thoughts on re-routing the raw water feed. (it has the martec system and is fresh water cooled)
It’s nearly impossible to get to the valve to close intake on the sail drive.
If I can not replace the fittings on the drive, then I will close it off.
Then a new feed up to a (new) strainer over waterline then to the impeller. (I will probably have to make an new through-hull and ball valve to do that)
I don’t think the sail drive needs water cooling?
– sorry – in english.. I speak/write really good danish … but swedish for me (ex-pat .. GB years ago) is pretty difficult!.
(I had a great week in Lomma with the seller .. and lots of enjoyable misunderstandings! ) We keep in touch!
Thanks in advance
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