Learning the HARD way...
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
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Re: A wet bilge is MORE than just a nuisance !
I believe that removing and then re-torquing the keel bolts you would not only be able to inspect the bolts for signs of corrosion, but you would allow oxygen to reach the metal, thus enabling the stainless to develop the film that protects it.
The challenge is getting those big-honkin' bolts off, and on again, within the tight confines of the bilge...