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Main Message Board / Re: Keel bolt corrosion
August 21, 2022, 04:32:12 PM
Quote from: waughoo on August 18, 2022, 02:58:52 PM
Any chance this is the 1988 for sale down in Olympia?

Yep, that is the one.
Main Message Board / Re: Keel bolt corrosion
August 18, 2022, 06:47:49 AM
Checkbook it is. I'll be getting a survey and a rigging survey. The broker said the rigging and sails are original and that in the PNW the rigging never has to be replaced, I'm wondering if he is an idiot. He is also pushing hard for getting oil sample analysis even though it runs great, is that an effective tool for engine analysis?

They already did the traveler mod with 4 through bolts and the alternator bracket update. It appears to be in really good shape and well cared for. I'll go through the rest of the critical list with the surveyor.
Still available? I'm interested and fairly local.
Main Message Board / Keel bolt corrosion
August 17, 2022, 05:21:33 AM
I made an offer on a 1986 C34 that has yet to be accepted. In my inspection the forward keel bolt had a blob of corrosion on the top of it, but the others were clean. The bolt itself showed some signs of mild rust, nothing crazy, and the bilge had clean water in it. Imagine a white powdery cap and some rust on the top of the bolt.

Does this mean that there is likely a 'smile' and water intrusion in the keel? I wouldn't expect electrolysis unless there was a conductive path through a 'smile'.

Is replacing the keel boat scary? Any opinions appreciated.


1. Walk away
2. Run away
3. Grip checkbook tightly and jump in

Thanks for your comments!