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Re: Look at this bleed through...

Originally Posted by sww914 View Post
The tops of the keel bolts can look nice and clean but it's the part below the nut & washer (or head, as the case may be) that corrodes and breaks. Crevice corrosion.
Exactly right. If you have wetness in the bilge the chances are that the bolts are going bad where they pass through the hull, not under the nuts.

The only way to be sure is to drop the keel.

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