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post #10 of Old 11-09-2010
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Exclamation More repairs to the keel

After a wonderful summer in Casco Bay aboard our 272 we bounced off ledge late year. While disturbing I elected to wait until the year was over to pull the boat. Much to my surprise, my keel repairs held up very well with minimal damage. I attribute this to good practice and detail. With minimal effort it will be re-flared, bottom paint only needed in that area as a bonus. Now to answer the torque question. I would have questioned the need every year to check torque on the keel bolts. Sure enough after this “whiskey bump” they did loosen slightly, but no leaks. No idea what to torque them to so I went one full turn beyond where they bottomed out by hand.
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