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Old 07-01-2007
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new bolts on encapsulated lead keel Santa30

I have cracks on my santana 30 keel , I grind the fiberglass and the cracks are in the lead also 2 foot from the bottom a horizontal crack a foot long and another one 3 foot up and forward.
it is an encapsulated lead keel, anyone knows if the bolts on this boat are J shaped, some mayor work is coming , but I will not give up.
I have think if the case is that the bolts are j shaped, to cut windows on it and replaced them. it is a 1974 old racer probably it had suffer alot of stress on his life, but the fiberglass still holding up good, with no blisters.
Any thoughts , if the lead is split on three it'll be just ok to put new bolts.
I was thinking to do it one by one (need to find how long the bolts are, hope they could give me that info at schock) cut a window ,cut the lup of the J and exchange the bolts and install a plate instead of the J put the lead back on the window and reglass.
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