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post #4 of Old 04-14-2009
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Occasionally, if water has been allowed to stand in the bilge, one will find rust and corrosion on the heads of keel bolts. This is not unusual and not limited to Beneteau yachts by any means. Fortunately, the keel bolts in a Beneteau are easily reached and fairly easy to replace, one at a time, even with the yacht in the water. One simply needs the right sized socket, extension, and a good torque wrench. Contact Ward Richardson at Beneteau (843-629-5300) for the right bolts, which are not that costly, and the torque specifications. After replacing the bolts, there is merit to covering them and the washers with a layer of epoxy to seal out any water.


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