I have been down the worst case scenario road and the whole 
story is on the cnc photoalbum. ( ).  This really 
was the worst case and I agree with the others that you should start with 
tightening the keel bolt first to see what happens.  I think I would take the 
nut off and have a look under the washer to see what it looks like under there 
before tightening it to the proper torque. If the washer is hard to peel off 
just leave it there and tighten.

           Gary Kolc
            "Liberty" 38' C&C
---- "Barbara L. Hickson via CnC-List" <> wrote: 
>  Hi Listers,  I'm having trouble searching the archives for info on the 
> possible repair scenarios for a keel bolt seeping seawater.  It's not much, 
> just slightly weeping.  I know this has been written about extensively but 
> not finding it on this forum.  The worst case scenario is the keel must be 
> dropped and rebedded and I know someone on the list has done this before.  
> What is the bedding compound of choice?  Is there any other, as in cheaper, 
> scenario that's viable?  The tops of the bolts and their nuts look in good 
> shape and there's no rust/corrosion on what I can see.  It's the part that I 
> can't see that I'm nervous about. I will get the boat hauled to better check 
> it out and look at the options, but considering her age (she turns 40 next 
> month), have to consider the options. I don't have the pockets to get 
> emotional about this. One of us weeping is plenty! Thanks for your help.  
> Barbara L. HicksonFlight Risk, '76 C&C33-1Charleston, SC 


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