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keel bolts project or not ?
I am new to this forum,
as a matter of fact I have just joined in and hope to find a wealth of informative stuff
I have a 28 foot sailboat which has an encapsulated keel ,and strangely enough there are 5 keel bolts in the bilge ! at time the surveyor said it is an added safety feature because ususually encapsulated keels do not need to be bolted through the bilge floor..
my problem is that the nuts in the bilge are rusted beyond recognition and have fused with the protruding threaded rods
should I leave things the way they are and forget about them or try a more radical approach to the problem
your recommendations are wellcome