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6 Days Ago 02:29 PM
kernunnos
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

Ok as long as this thread has been revived, I'll ask if anyone knows about the Tanzer 7.5 1982 Keel bolts... the 2 forward have more rust on the steel washers, square ones, the rest are barely worth mentioning, they look galvanized, the washers, the boltheads are stainless and of course, look fine. This boat has a cast Iron keel so electrolysis from dissimilar metals may have some effect.
On another note.... I get a really good feeling from the guy as he is selling because his arthritis is making it difficult to solo and has friends he can sail with. His wife doesn't sail with him.
He repaints the bottom every 2 to 3 years and sails it all year. So I'm thinking...bad idea, I know...that he would do the right thing and deal with any issues that came up, as they came up, that is to say, if the joint between hull & keel was cracking, he would have dealt with it when he hauled it out. So, back to the question, anyone know about the boat?
03-02-2015 09:22 AM
svHyLyte
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronick1 View Post
Dear svHyLyte,
I read your msg about keel bolts.
Could you forward me the copies of Beneteau's procedures for replacing the bolts.
thank you in advance
Robert
Robert,

The Beneteau keel bolt replacement file is reproduced in its entirety in post #22 at (click on) Beneteau Keel Bolt Replacement Discussion.
03-01-2015 04:39 PM
ronick1
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

Dear svHyLyte,
I read your msg about keel bolts.
Could you forward me the copies of Beneteau's procedures for replacing the bolts.
thank you in advance
Robert
06-23-2014 02:14 AM
SloopJonB
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

Just so's you all know - THIS is what bad keel bolts (studs) from an iron keel look like.
06-22-2014 09:30 AM
svHyLyte
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

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Originally Posted by tijmenkok View Post
@ svHyLyte,
Hi, I have a First 305. My bolts look exactly as the one you showed in the pictures of Fodder. They make me nervous.
As I am a new visitor, I am only allowed to send a PM after 20 posts. This is my first one
Would you be so kind and provide me with the Beneteau replacement procedure description. Please send them to tijmenkok@zonnet.nl
Thanks in advance, Tijmen Kok
Tijmen--

The Beneteau keel bolt replacement file is reproduced in its entirety in post #22 at Beneteau Keel Bolt Replacement Discussion.
06-22-2014 04:02 AM
Salamander
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

Keelbolts really are fascinating, they seem to be a pretty decisive factor in terms of boat safety. Once your keel has gone you have had it. I wonder how much of the damage occurs from inside the boat (specifically water in the bilges) as opposed to due to external factors. I can't really imagine that looking at the condition of the top of the bolts or the nuts is going to tell you that much about the risks that bolt failures actually present.
06-20-2014 06:20 AM
tijmenkok
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

@ svHyLyte,
Hi, I have a First 305. My bolts look exactly as the one you showed in the pictures of Fodder. They make me nervous.
As I am a new visitor, I am only allowed to send a PM after 20 posts. This is my first one
Would you be so kind and provide me with the Beneteau replacement procedure description. Please send them to tijmenkok@zonnet.nl
Thanks in advance, Tijmen Kok
10-29-2012 06:23 PM
svHyLyte
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeGR View Post
Hi, could you possibly e-mail mecopies of Beneteau's procedures for replacing the bolts?

While I am a new number of the forum it is not possible to send you a PM

Thank you in advance

George
George--Have a look at (click on): Beneteau Keel Bolt Replacement
10-29-2012 05:14 PM
GeorgeGR
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

Hi, could you possibly e-mail mecopies of Beneteau's procedures for replacing the bolts?

While I am a new number of the forum it is not possible to send you a PM

Thank you in advance

George

Quote:
Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
The keel bolts on a Beneteau First screw into the keel. While the heads may appear wasted, given the snaps you have posted, they are not unusual for the yacht's age. A couple of wacks with a maul on the top of the bolts to dislodge the larger rust and little work with a wire brush chucked into your drill will clean them up well enough for you to loosen and pull the bolts. That can be done one-bolt-at-a-time in the water, the process recommended by Beneteau, or, shoreside during a haul-out if you're the nervous type. If you will PM me with your email address I will forward copies of Beneteau's procedures for replacing the bolts. Once the new bolts are in place, they should be thoroughly coated with a moisture barrier as described in their literature but it's not a big deal. You'll do fine.

FWIW...


s/v HyLyte
02-23-2012 10:10 PM
thevdeub agreed. Impact wrench is the way to go.
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