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post #3 of Old 08-01-2006
Gary M
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I have a similar problem but with a 30 footer. In my case and likeley in yours the bolts will be stainless steel but the nuts are carbon steel and so rust rather badly. I my case I am going to try to get all 8 nuts of and clean up the threads. then install new SS nuts with a good thread lubricant and torque them. Hoping that will seal up the small leak into the bilge.

If not I will have to drop the keel and recaulk it.

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