Originally Posted by sailorboy1
surely regalvanizing can't save much over just getting new ones
Correct. Regalvanizing would come only as a last resort if we can't find suitable replacement. I don't expect that will be a problem for the backing plate as it appears to be a 1 cm thick piece of rectangular steel
. The only doubt we have is whether the nuts and bolt thread are metric or UTS. While the boat
is French, it was originally commissioned in the USA where I suspect the keel
was installed. So if the thread is UTS, we may have difficulty sourcing it here...