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post #26 of Old 11-01-2011
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As far as the builder doing it the wrong way, I was referring to plywood in the keel stub. When it gets wet - not if - it rots and the bolts sink into it causing the keel/hull joint to open.

Most major builders use stainless for keel bolts and if inspected every so often they are ok.

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