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  1. Sailboat Design and Construction
    I'm looking at a 1981 Newport 30 mark 2 as a potential purchase. I've read that the keel bolts in these boats were completely covered with a resin and asbestos mixture and should not be visible or accessible in any way. During my diy serve I looked in the bilge next to the dinette table and...
  2. Sailboat Design and Construction
    I was under the impression that the keel bolts are what hold the keel on the boat, but read elsewhere that the keel on the Newport 30 was attached with epoxy and fiberglass and that that is what really holds the keel on these boats. The keel bolts were used for alignment and to hold the keel in...
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