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Keel bolt torque values ????
After reading some postings suggesting that the keel bolts should occasionally be re-torqued I decided to do just that on my recently acquired 1977 C&C 26.
There are several 1/2" nuts and 1- 1/2" nuts on the keel bolts.
I used my breaker bar on the 1/2" nut expecting a battle but was able to quite easily tighten it at least 1/2 a turn. I did not attempt to tighten the rest fearing that I may cause more damage then good and possibly break the seals causing leaks.
Does anyone know the torque values for these 1/2" and 1 1/2" nuts or does one just tighten by feel which would of-course very by the size and strength of the individual.
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Last edited by anerussis; 10-05-2012 at 10:51 PM.