Originally Posted by sailingdog
Let me translate...
Basically, his keel fits into a solid laminate socket that is boxed by steel beams. Two pins go through the keel, beams and box, and prevent the keel from moving forward or aft, and effectively transmit the load from the encapsulated keel strut to the frame in the boat and the frame spreads the load around the surrounding hull. The three bolts on top seal the keel socket from leaking and also act to tension the keel and load it against the beams to make it as rigid as possible.
Hugh?....I understood it better in Portuguese..
USP..Iv got two green balls and thats painful enough no more please..