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Old 13-09-2009, 23:49   #1
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What Size Keel Bolts for Oceanis 370

Help! We have just purchased a Beneteau Oceanis 370, 1991 model. Can anyone tell us please what size (length) the keel bolts are? We have new ones supplied by Beneteau which are 30ml longer than the ones removed from the keel. Can anyone throw some light on this for us please.
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Old 14-09-2009, 00:33   #2
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Yes, be very careful. For some weird reason people like telling Beneteau owners they need new keel bolts when they dont need them. Then they say the Beneteau keel bolts are no good and they should pay $x,000's for hand made ones!

So ask yourself how do you know the ones Beneteau sold you are incorrect? Why not take it up with them?

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Old 14-09-2009, 05:05   #3
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What size keel bolts for Oceanis 370

Thanks for that, Mark.
The plot thickens! The reason for the depth of our confusion is that the bolts sent by Beneteau are 7 x 90mm long, and 2 shorter ones. The two shorter ones fit in their respective bolt holes. Of the 7 remaining, only one fits as you would expect it to. The other 6 all appear to have been cut down to make them 76mm long.
We have been back to Beneteau to ask them whether the bolts they sent were the right ones for our boat. Their response was that ALL Beneteau keel bolts are the same length. (This despite the fact that they had already sent us two short bolts, and 7 longer ones.)
We are just looking for answers because if we don't find them, we may have to remove the keel to get answers. We wanted to know if anyone else has had a similar problem, or if anyone knows anything about the correct length for the keel bolts in an Oceanis 370 1991 model?? If we can get answers, it will save us the task and dollars involved in removing the keel perhaps unnecessarily. Living in hope and despair
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Old 14-09-2009, 08:35   #4
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what size keel bolts for Oceanis 370

Have just rung Beneteau in the US and found out that the bolts for the Oceanis 370 may not have been all the same on all the boats, even though the spare parts supplied are standard sizes. It appears that the standard bolts may need to be adjusted to fit individual boats. Ours have obviously been 'adjusted' to fit and that is the answer we have been looking for. Thanks, guys!
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Hi Hillary, I have been thinking about buying a Oceanis 370, and I didn't like the way keelbolts looked like.. So, how hard was to replace them?? Did you have to remove the keel, or it was pretty straight forward??
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