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Re: Beneteau Keel bolts
"Fin keel boats are not blue water boats.
When a full Keel boat runs aground what happens?"
Okay, I think you're radically missing a point here. In "blue water" you are not going to run aground, unless your fin keel is many hundreds or thousands of feet deep.
You know, there are very few hard bits that just protrude unseen within six feet of the surface, unless you count Iceland and Hawaii and a few others where new rocks do sometimes climb up.
And yes, the bottom gets closer in some few areas of the Pacific and Carib, but then again, those are fairly well known shoals and reefs, and there's no reason a blue water boat should have a problem there. That's a pilot error problem, not the boat's fault.
If you want to take "doesn't mind groundings" as a criteria, then your blue water boat can't be a fin keel either. It needs to be bilge keels, plural, so it can park anywhere. (and good luck getting it back off that reef.)