Re: Keel Bolts
That is correct! It's an encapsulated centerboard (5 ft) inside the keel which extends the draft to a total length of approximately 9' 1/2' feet. No bolts pertrude out of the bottom of the keel. The only evidence of a bolt, is the pivot pin from the side. The centerboard is operated hydraulically. I would hope that the encapsulation has other support for the keel. The vessel weighs in around 36,500. The lag bolt idea does make sense, but I would hope it is secured through other means.