I will agree with the others.  Try tightening the keel bolts first.  It is 
certainly the cheapest option and the first remedy that I would try.  Does your 
model have a keel bolt under the mast?  If so, that one is probably loose due 
to not being tightened regularly.  Is there any hint of the C&C smile on the 
leading edge of the keel/hull joint?




Jake Brodersen

C&C 35 Mk-III “Midnight Mistress”

Hampton VA




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Subject: Stus-List Keel bolt weeping


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. Hickson

Flight Risk, '76 C&C33-1

Charleston, SC  



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