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Old 08-07-2011
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Old Keel bolt repair

As I am preparing the boat for her trip to a marina for haul out and refit this winter, I am making a list of all the fun things I have to do to her this year. I pretty much have a plan for how I will do everything except for the following;

I have read countless articles on how to repair the keel bolts on a Catalina 30. I understand how to cut out the floor, remove the wood and install a plate to prevent the "smile". However, when inspecting the keel bolts, I am confused as to what action is required to repair my bolts. I have never seen anything like what is on my bolts. It almost looks like someone put welding slag on the bolts. I can't even begin to see how I will put a socket on these. Take a look at the pictures, any idea's?

Catalina 30 tech pictures by alanr77 - Photobucket
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