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post #10 of Old 10-06-2012
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Re: Keel bolt torque values ????

I am glad SloopJonB made his response. Re-torqueing keel bolts (actually you are torqueing the nuts, not bolts) is a subject that comes up periodically, and almost always with bad advice. He is absolutely correct in that it is not that hard to break perfectly good bolts by over tightening. It should also be noted that torque values are given for clean and lubricated fasteners, which keel bolts and nuts usually are not. Just my two cents.
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