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A cast iron keel in that size may be light enough to be removed from the boat and brought to a sandblast facility. If it can be thoroughly cleaned, then you can remove or drill out the old bolts and perhaps tap for new.

When you are working with clean cast iron, it can be coated with epoxy primer and something like VC Tar or Interprotect that will smooth it up and prevent future corrosion.

Good keel bolts are peace of mind when sailing hard.
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A cast iron keel in that size may be light enough to be removed from the boat and brought to a sandblast facility. If it can be thoroughly cleaned, then you can remove or drill out the old bolts and perhaps tap for new.

When you are working with clean cast iron, it can be coated with epoxy primer and something like VC Tar or Interprotect that will smooth it up and prevent future corrosion.

Good keel bolts are peace of mind when sailing hard.
Hey! Goodnewsboy,
Thanks for the reply! Sounds logical. I've never done a task like this, looks like I've got my work cut out for me, not an easy one at that. I've been on the boat all weekend and nothing is going to be easy on this repair job. Every time I get into completing one thing, two new "most do's" pop up. I should get to sail her in a couple of months. What ever, all this has given me the name for my new/old Clipper Marine. "TOO MUCH' that's her new name. Fortunately the previous owner had not named her, so I will not have to contind with the neptun gods and going through the name change ritual. thanks again for the details.
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Hooyasailor
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