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post #7 of Old 06-25-2013
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Re: Keel Bolt Questions from new owner

There is a long lead time on fuel tanks so I would order well in advance. I got the gelcoat off of a few of the bolts. As Thumper predicted they looked fine. I took these shots right after I scrapped them. I still have a lot of work to do in that bilge. As you can see, there is a fair amount of delaminated glass and gelcoat that has to be replaced. If you remove the tank and find the same thing, be careful when removing the glass mat so you don't damage the copper SSB counterpoise. I would also remove all the stuff from the bottom once you get started. Some of it looked ok but was actually wet underneath.
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