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Re: problems with keel bolts on beneteau
Be very careful about reading bulltwaddle into internet hate groups against Beneteau.
If you dont want to buy any Beneteau between 37 and 42 feet then go buy something else.
As for the specific problem of keel bolts thats more internet lies that are fueled by a simple human dislike of being wrong.
People see some rust etc on the bolts and think they have rusted through, so on their next haul they decide they will replace them. New bolts from beneteau cost about $2,000 and take three weeks to order. So if you haul the boat and pull the bolts to check them and find them deficient then you need to wait for three weeks for the replacements to arrive. If you are in a yard that costs for the time laid up its not worth it. So people buy the bolts before thye haul, and then pull the old bolts, realise theres nothing wrong with the old but say "well, ive got and paid for the new ones, so may as well not waste them" and put in the new ones.
Then when anyone asks they say they replaced the keel bolts. People ASSUME they were required to.
Thus keel bolt problems on the internet circulate.
But, as I say, if you are not happy with the brand theres plenty of others.
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