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  • Keel Repair on 260 Express

    I have a bit of damage on my new to me shamrock 260 express. can anyone tell me what's inside that keel??? how far in should i grind ??? is it wood or all glass?? clearly the damage is into the glass but ??? i don't really know the construction of this hull. the bow has some beach rubbing damage too. andy suggestions or input welcome.

  • #2
    Keel is fiberglass filled with shamite. reas of hull is polyester resin and glass fabrics. repair is done with basic fiberglass technology/technic.
    Atlantic City, NJ
    1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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    • #3
      Pls smarten me up- what is "shamite"

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      • #4
        not sure of the exact mixture. either ground glass fibers or sandy type filler and polyester resin.
        Atlantic City, NJ
        1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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        • #5
          Tunnel hull?
          1988 26' cuddy
          1975 20' open
          16' Sandpiper
          14' Certified Fiberglass

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          • #6
            no this is a 260 Express with full Keel. We'll start grinding and see what we find.

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            • #7
              This boat was not made by Boynton so we can not say that the Shamite system was used. Don't grind too far and make more work than is necessary.
              1988 26' cuddy
              1975 20' open
              16' Sandpiper
              14' Certified Fiberglass

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              • #8
                Jerry, do you know what the "Shamite" mixture is exactly?
                Atlantic City, NJ
                1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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                • #9
                  Sand and casting resin. ‚Äč Look at cut r up thread.
                  1988 26' cuddy
                  1975 20' open
                  16' Sandpiper
                  14' Certified Fiberglass

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