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Mk 11 Keel Bolts
« on: June 03, 2015, 04:14:31 AM »

So after much discussion I went to check the bolts yesterday and realized the aft bolt is impossible to tighten.  The bolt is so far aft in the bilge I am not able to get the socket over over the bolt.  I tried every combo of flex socket and extension I had with no luck.  Has anyone with a MK11 had better luck?
Cory Mainnprize
Hull # 1344
Midland Ontario

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Re: Mk 11 Keel Bolts
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 05:37:51 AM »

I wasn't able to use my torque wrench on that bolt myself.  I used a breaker bar and estimated the force.  As I had just torqued the other keel bolts, it's real close.  May be a "crows foot" would work.   The torque would need to be recalculated.
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Re: Mk 11 Keel Bolts
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 09:09:20 PM »

How about drilling a hole through the battery box floor or under t&h veneer for an extension bar?
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