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1972 Venture 222 - Keel Pivot Bolt
The keel hasn't fallen out of the boat yet; but after hearing all of the horror stories about MacGregor's dropping keels while out on the water, I'm terrified. What exactly causes the keel to fall out? I'd imagine it must be pivot bolt failure, and not the keel itself, right??? What causes the failure---mechanical wear, or corrosion? Typically, I mean...?
Are there regular service intervals for pivot bolts? Replace every so many seasons?
1972 Venture 222 "Chock Full O' Nuts"