The keel joint had been packed with epoxy and was cracked it’s whole length. Epoxy has been reefed out and the lead to wood joint has been properly addressed to prevent leaking and biological intrusion. Chet built a router jig to accurately recut the seam between the lead and the oak keelson. The jig had to be built to follow the changing bevel of the hull. The gap was filled with a white oak spline set in 5200 adhesive. The splines were fastened to the oak keel and bunged. This repair not only fixed the cracked seam but added stiffness to the outer bearing surface of the lead package. This seam is a perennial problem on old wooden boats and we think this has been a very effective solution.