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F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:38 am
by Stupidav
I am planning on accessing the void on top of my keel. From everything that I have come across most people that install a bilge pump in there, do it just ahead of the engine compartment bulkhead. Is that the best location to get any accumulating of water out with a bilge pump?

Normally any water settles as far forward as possible, but if I have any in the keel where does it settle in the keel?

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:45 am
by prowlersfish
Do a search on this site I know a lot has been posted on this .

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:59 am
by Stupidav
That’s what I did, I see what everyone else had done although no one has said if, right in front of the engine compartment bulkhead is where the any water settles, but several have said, that was the most convenient centrally located location, which is why I am asking.

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:55 am
by Away
I don't know about others. But when you talk about hollow keel, what exactly are you referring to. On my 75 F32 while resting in the slip. Water always collects in the bow. If I have 2 inches there, there is nothing at the bulkhead to the engine compartment. People have talked on here about hollow keels before. Always believed they were talking about a false enclosure of the keel at the bow. Which I have. but three holes about 3 inches in diameter have been cut into this at the centre of each of the three stringers between the raised portion under the bed and the one that divides the dinette and the kitchen flooring.

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:36 am
by prowlersfish
The Hollow keel is just that . The keel of the boat happens to be hollow and glassed over . Some owners have issues with standing water in them some don't .

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:29 am
by Away
I do, but it is accessible. I have lowered the forward bilge pump t fit in the most forward hole.

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:09 pm
by Lisin
Era capitato anche a me Io ho fatto due fori uno zona motori e zona anterire e resinato un tubo in plastica di diametro 80 mm per poter asciugare. Ho poi separato la zona motori con la parte anteriore ( cucina dinette)

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:15 pm
by Moderator
Lisin wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Era capitato anche a me Io ho fatto due fori uno zona motori e zona anterire e resinato un tubo in plastica di diametro 80 mm per poter asciugare. Ho poi separato la zona motori con la parte anteriore ( cucina dinette)
In English

It had happened to me I made two holes one engine area and anterire area and resined a plastic tube of 80 mm diameter in order to be able to dry. I then separated the motor area with the front (kitchen dinette)

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:33 pm
by pieceofwork
I also have this problem with my F-32, it was brought to my attention by the mechanic at my marina last fall when he took my boat out of the water.. I have noticed a dirty water smell for awhile and was using the wet vac to get it completely dry but smell remained.. if someone could post pics of where the drilled, what size drill, what kind of pump they used that would be great

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:51 pm
by Away
Sorry, not at my boat at present. I have 3 holes about 3"s each starting about even with the steps, forward to the singer at the birth. Distance about 6 tp 7 feet.

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:41 am
by pieceofwork
I am going to drill at the end of this season, does anyone have pics of the location they drilled? need smell gone

Re: F32 Hollow Keel

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:18 pm
by Away
This is a view of the holes that I mentioned in a previous post.
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