This is a CNC cut 25mm thick steel plate, its been milled on the edges, then grit blasted to remove the machine marks and millscale on the plate. This must be done, as millscale will prevent any paint or hot dip galvanising sticking to the plate.
This keel is heavy, myself and the guy who did the work can not lift it at all!
The keel will pack with the plys pack quite easily, its only a couple of 12mm plys thick, so the crate size will be hardly any higher, the cost to ship then will be zero.
Cost wise we came in better than prices on the west coast of the USA, so its a win win situation.