SailNet Community - View Single Post - Keel Bolts
Thread: Keel Bolts
View Single Post
Old 02-04-2013
CarbonSink62's Avatar
CarbonSink62 CarbonSink62 is offline
Load Bearing Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Derry, NH
Posts: 561
Thanks: 7
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 4
CarbonSink62 is on a distinguished road
Re: Keel Bolts

Originally Posted by Ajay73 View Post
...drilling a small diameter hole parallel with and tangent to an existing bolt, down to the lead...
I hope you meant to write 'iron' here. I'm not the expert, but I believe that the lead keels cannot have additional keel bolts added. They have 'J' bolts that are put in when the keel is poured.

I agree with the comment that this should not be done 'just in case', if there is no "Catalina Smile" there is no reason to sister the bolts.

My C25 has a small crack at the hull/keel join. I call it a "Mona Lisa Catalina Smile".

Zen Again

1978 Bristol 29.9 #122

Testing a mother's love since 1962
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook