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Re: 1976 Islander 28 - Bilge/Keel Bolts/Keel Issue
If the bolts are bad and the keel is lead it's a big deal to fix - recasting the keel with new bolts is the proper way to do it. A boat that size can be cobbled up with hanger bolts sistered to the originals but it's cobbling it up.
If the keel is iron it's a pretty simple job - pull the old studs and install new.
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