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      Some of you will know from earlier posts that our Bavaria 44 was found (in the pre-purchase survey) to have a weakness in the keel attachment area, and having decided to purchase the yacht we had repairs/mods. carried out.
      Briefly this involved removal of the keel and grinding back the flow coat in all the bays above the keel. New grp laminate was then applied and the final thickness in the area increased by about 100%. New flow coat was applied (actual Bavaria brown colour!), and the final result was an invisible modification.

      When the yacht was launched on 12th. June, our retained surveyor (same as for pre-purchase) tested the flexibility of the keel. No movement was found and the underwriters were advised of a successful repair.

      While I do not want to cause undue concern, I would suggest that owners check their keels at next lift out!

      For your information the work was carried out at Hayling Glass Fibre Repairs Limited, Sparkes Marina. (they did most of the guarantee work on Bavarias in the Opal days)., and was entirely satisfactory.



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