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Old 05-09-2010, 15:32   #1
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Catalina 27 Keel Bolt

I've got a Catalina 27 that has some pretty serious corrosion on the keel bolts. Is there anyway they can be replaced, or do or I need to search for a different boat?
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The answer is yes, but you are not going to like the method. You can drill holes in the keel with a 3 foot long drill bit, then sink expansion bolts and epoxy them in. I did that with a 27 that I had. Better yet, get someone down at the boatyard that has done it before. Works well.
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