I have a keel crack on my 21' Eliminator Daycruiser that is leaking. What is the best way to fix this? It seems to me that the prescription would be a few layers of 3" fiberglass tape over the cracked area and then maybe Keelguard on the outside of the boat. I know that it will look a little funky but I don't want to have it happen again. It looks to me that the boat was beached on a rough shoreline a few times as the Gelcoat has more than a few chips out of it. All I know is that if the boat is in the water for a few hours the bilge pump comes on to pump out the water that has leaked into the boat. I don't want the stringers to get wet and rot. I already need to put a new floor in and build new seat frames. What do you expect for a 30 year old boat?
That is kinda common. What I'd do is fix it from inside and out. Go inside grind back to give me glass some bite. Glass in the Matt from small to large and clothe the top. Go outside after it cures and do same but just use mat. This will give you the same build as boat was orig. if it were me I'd just use polyester how boat was made