I have a 1970 Coranado 25 sloop
with a fixed keel
. The keel
is about 8' long. the boat has a 3'8" draft
. The keel itself is about 2'6" tall, it has 2000 lbs of steel
in it and is totally encased with fiberglass
. There are four bolts sticking up into the bilge
area from the keel. The bilge pump
was not working, so I purchased another and was installing it when something strange happened. I took the two screws out that held the old bilge pump
tto the bottom of the bilge
area. When I was installing the new one, I used new screws that were a little longer and fatter.
As I was installing the screw there was a "hissing" noise
like that of puncturing a tire. No water
just air. What could this possibly be?
Also those four bolts are rusted really bad. Is this of major concern?
Thanks for any thoughts