I have a 1978 Hughes 40 and I am planning to check the keel fasteners. Can anybody advise what method was used to fasten the keel on these vessels. Did they use studs, or bolts threaded into the lead keel?
Thanks Freerider. I was hoping it would be bolts. Dropping the keel will be a major hassle given that's its all faired in.
My stainless bolts all look in good order as well but it's what you can't see that needs the investigation in the long term. Maybe I'll wait until planning on a major cruise before going to the trouble.