Originally Posted by GlenM
Why did you have to take your keel bolts off?
Is the gray stuff on the bottom melted lead?
Why, indeed? I've been thinking I should have gone the route
of blissful ignorance.
There is some cracking along the keel hull
joint and seawater was getting into the bilge
. So, we are beginning the process of removing and re-torquing the keel bolts one at a time before sealing the keel.
That is bedding compound, maybe life calk, not lead. I will be cleaning
up the bolts tomorrow to get a better look.
I was going to chisel some of the fiberglass
out from around the bolt (1/4" x 1/2" down) in order to get bedding coumpound down around the bolt. If it is a crack, I could remove 1/4" of fiberglass
from under the stainless plate to get below the crack.
I will definitely close my eyes and give it a good rap with a cudgel.
Can I run skype through the camera on my smart phone
There are 10 keel bolts, six 3/4" and four 1". If the others bolts look good, I would be tempted to drop the nut down a little bit like Jedi suggested and pretended it never happened.