Early 70's Pearson
Pretty decent condition with lots of extras at a great price
bushing replacement (known issue with this model).
was rebedded (and chronicled) approx. 12 years ago however, the exposed keel
bolt and nuts are very corroded so I've decided to replace. I then plan to use the boat
for the upcoming season and monitor
/ assess water
My strategy is: if there is significant leakage in the area of the keel bolts
then I will do my own re bed
I have tools and mechanical knowledge / experience from 35 years of motorcycling, but I have no experience with old fibre glass boats.
There are 8 x 3 1/2" bolts through a flange on the iron keel which is mated up into a 1/2" deep well into the hull
. The machined holes in the flange are then plugged, faired over, and the keel / hull
can be painted.
My question has to do with replacing these keel bolts
, one at a time, without disturbing the setting of the keel.
Any comments for or against this plan are greatly appreciated.
I have D Pfeiffer's P26 site.