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post #8 of Old 10-31-2009
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Wasting Question

I recently had a pre-purchase survey performed where the surveyor writes:

"There was a slight gap between the hull and keel, some rust stains were visable. Pull the keel bolts and check for wasting. Reinstall and tighten to manufactures specification, re-seal seams as needed."

Question 1.
What does wasting look like and to what part does the wasting pertain too?

Question 2.
Is there a product that I can apply to prevent or slow down the wasting process.

Question 3.
Do you take one bolt off at a time, check and retighted to maintain alignment.

Question 4.
What product and process is suggested to reseal seam. I am assuming this pertains to the exterior.

The boat is a 1987 Beneteau First 305. Fresh water boat, iron keel.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions you may provide.
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