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    Posted: 24 May 2013 at 12:46am
Checking back in:  have owned my '81 CO32 since February, but not many sailing hours yet as the weather in BC is about what it usually is this time of year :-)

I did the first haulout earlier this week and found not much to surprise me:  some blistering, but not severe (mostly pencil-eraser sized, and scattered not clustered).  I may go back and deal with those next season.

One real puzzle:  on both sides of the hull, symmetrically placed, one set towards fwd end of keel and one set towards after end, are rectangular "scars" about 18inches square, as if square sections of hull had been cut out and then glassed back in again!  I can't imagine that this was collision damage as the locations are too symmetrical, too deliberately placed.  Is this the result of some booboo at Taylor's yard, where they had to cut their way in to remedy an oversight earlier in the construction?  Has anyone else ever seen such a thing on their hull?  There is one more small rectangular "cutout" low on the stem, near where it makes the smooth radius turn into the keel leading edge.

Apart from this somewhat disturbing mystery the hull is perfectly fair and the lines are quite lovely;  all the curves from hull into keel (athwartships and fore/aft) are sweet.

The rudder is surprisingly small, but obviously it works well as the boat steers easily.  It seems to be in good shape (no sign of water intrusion and softening).  There are zincs on the keel sides (aft) that might be part of some kind of bonding system (haven't found the wires yet in the black hole called the bilge).

If anyone has a clue about the rectangular "windows" in the hull, I'm very curious about them.  They were not faired in perfectly.  I didn't have the time or the weather to get serious with a sander and find out whether there is in fact a patch line in the glass;  was barely able to do a quick wet sand and get a coat of CSC on in between downpours!

Anyway she is now back in the water and ready for the renaming ceremony (I may have to cancel this account and set up a new one with the right name!)

cheers to all, hope your weather is better than ours
..... Bound is boatless (wo)man .....
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18 inches square?  Could that be related to jackstand pads?
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My guess is that this is to do with pads from a cradle when she was antifouled or repainted ....Though they are rather large
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