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Re: Keel bolt torque values ????
CNCphotoalbum.com has torque values listed by bolt size.
Yes I saw that but it does not list 1-1/2 " bolts --- It show 80 lbs for 1/2" and 450 lbs for 1 1/4 bolts - but would that apply to all keel boats large and small - 18 ft to 40 ft + boats?
Feel a bit dumb but just realized the nut size is 1- 1/2" and not the bolt size. I measured the nut in order to buy the socket - bought a 38mm socket which fits fine. The 1 1/2" nut / 1"bolt size to be torqued to 350 lbs -- and the 1/2" nut 5/16 bolt to 80 lbs right?
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Last edited by anerussis; 10-05-2012 at 11:20 PM.