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post #5 of Old 07-19-2019 Thread Starter
David Spear
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Re: keel bolt torque

Good info, thank you guys. I could probably remove all but 2 of the bolts if I was lucky. I have a 3/4" drive ratchet with some extensions, but the ratchet is like 12 per click so not much room as you describe. Next time I have the boat on the hard I'll try removing some pairs of bolts and re-torquing with a snipe bar, I believe there's a backing plate per pair of bolts the middle. My bolt pattern from aft to forward is 1-1-2-2-2-2-1-1, the forward 2 bolts are under the mast step and there's not enough clearance on top of them to get a socket on.
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