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We could expose the bolts for peace of mind. It looks to me that the lifting ring would have to be removed to expose some of the bolts.
We purchased the boat in 2005 and while at the boatyard having all the seacocks replaced noticed the weeping area and had it repaired. However when we hauled out in early 2007 saw the same area again with some seeping water. We had repaired again.
Previous owners stated only soft groundings and had the boat since 90 but who knows about previous to that.
This is out first boat and therefore ownership has had a huge learning curve.
The boat really is or at least has seemed to us to be in great shape for its age. Most in the marina cannot believe it is a 77. The boat still had all gate valves, which we replaced per the survey recommendation. She still has her old Volvo MD7A which turns everytime and purrs. The hour meter had 1277 on it when we bought it and there were old travel logs on the boat that seemed to back that up. I don't think it was used alot. Seems it might have been originally tied up in some kind of divorce struggle.
Anyway don't want to be sailing along and lose a keel from ignorance.
Thanks to all for all and any suggestions.
Last edited by Neicy; 03-31-2009 at 11:44 AM.
Reason: to clarify things