While inspecting my purchase the other day I discovered that the top of the keel is pulled away slightly from the hull. It is just the at the leading edge, the gap begins right at the front at about 3/16" and then reduces to nothing over about 6". At the top of the keel there is what looks like filler (bondo, epoxy, etc.) that fills an area about 3/8" tall. In reading the old Owners handbook, it appears that this could be the original putty used when the keel was installed. Is this the start of some failure that I need to be getting taken care of.
I have a photo, but I am traveling and my IPad won't allow me to attach it. I will add it when I get back home.