Should I tighten keel bolts?

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Should I tighten keel bolts?

Postby Belanich » Mon May 07, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi All,
I've been thinking about my keel bolts. I do not notice a problem but a Catalina owner next to me in the yard said I should periodically torque them. My previous boats had encapsulated keels so it was not an issue. So should I tighten them or just leave them alone? Does anyone know the proper torque (by eye they look like 5/8 bolts with a 15/16 nut)
BTW I have an '87 F36/38 with a fin keel (6ft draft).

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Re: Should I tighten keel bolts?

Postby RadioZephyr » Wed May 09, 2018 12:25 pm

Leave them alone.
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