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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 bulge pump t fit in the most forward hole.