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Old 11-01-2012
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Re: New member/sailboat owner..

OK, Tom... you're on! <grin>

I spent some quality time two weekends ago doing some serious cleaning and snapped pictures of all eight keel bolts and a crack in one of the spans across the floor. The crack looks like it's been repaired; there's a wood block underneath it with fibreglass matt epoxied over it and onto the surface below... and even slightly over the washers and nuts on the two keel bolts in the vicinity. The cracked part is SLIGHLY higher than the rest of the floor, so the sole board doesn't quite lay perfectly flat there; it rocks slightly. Nothing I can't live with, as long as it's structurally sound.

Sooo... now that you've seen the bolts and the crack... can I just go sailing for a year and learn, or do I have to start with some serious repair work?

Thanks for any input...

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File Type: jpg Keel Bolt 2.jpg (34.5 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Keel bolt 3.jpg (38.6 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Keel Bolt 4.jpg (54.4 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Keel Bolt 5.jpg (57.5 KB, 7 views)
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