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JoeRobertJr
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Initially Posted - 11/01/2020 :  09:32:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just completed resurfacing my swing keel, which proved much more challenging than I was expecting. Throughout the process, I documented my steps and took pictures with the intention of adding this to the Technical Tips section, but I am struggling to figure out how to actually add one. Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction?

My notes are currently in this shared Google doc: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1682bv5Tw8Hn-CCge4oXIwhB_8-TYCR6G7h4tGeUUtI4/edit?usp=sharing

Joe Robert
C-25 SK/SR #4287
Orefield, PA

Buzz Maring
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Response Posted - 11/01/2020 :  09:43:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW!! That is the most thorough keel refinishing I've ever seen ... 'GREAT job! 'Made me tired just reading through it all

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Lee Panza
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Response Posted - 11/01/2020 :  09:59:34  Show Profile  Visit Lee Panza's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very thorough, obviously well researched and planned in advance. And very nicely documented. Thank you, Joe!

This needs to go in the Association's Tech Tips for future reference by other swing-keel owners. The google posting is nice for now, but people have discovered the hard way that when a third-party corporation decides to change their operations a wealth of invaluable information is lost. As long as we can continue to support our Association we can hope that information like this is retained and made available as needed. Of course, as we recently rediscovered, there also has to be an effective back-up mechanism in place.

The trouble with a destination - any destination, really - is that it interrupts The Journey.

Lee Panza
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Harry Cowgill
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Response Posted - 11/01/2020 :  15:36:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice workshop, Joe and nice job on the keel.
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AJN77
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Response Posted - 11/01/2020 :  16:16:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very informative. As a new owner without a trailer, I've been trying to find the best way to deal with my swing keel, in the hopes of dropping it next winter once I get her around to my side of the state. Lots of great info in here.
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JoeRobertJr
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Response Posted - 11/02/2020 :  04:27:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Lee Panza

This needs to go in the Association's Tech Tips for future reference by other swing-keel owners.


I agree, and that is my intention. However, I am still not seeing how I actually add a Tech Tip.

Joe Robert
C-25 SK/SR #4287
Orefield, PA
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