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Got a boat with a problem. The keel bolts is completely rotted (the front one absolutely flat), is this the final, or possible repair? I tried to find owner manual or other information, but didn't find.

Please any advice, thanks in advance!

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Thank for comments!

Neighbor looks like this. Same bench.
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I think I need to change the bolts, and I'm scared. I can’t find any service/owner manuals for j/22 and it’s also scary, no body know what is inside the keel, and what is expect.

The cracks in the keel stub bottom indicate that the keel bolts were incapsulated with a resin (covered over)
If so you would have to dig some out to find the nuts if the bottom is reinforced fiberglass the cracks are serious and would have to be rebuilt
The keel bolts if rusted off could be replaced but it will be expensive
 

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Wind Friends, thanks for the information and most importantly HOPE - very grateful!

I will compare my well depth with other J/22 and if mine is less, then the bolts is inside (under gel-coat or something).
If same, I will pay ….

I’ll let you know after test!
 
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