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?
C&C 35 Mk-III “Midnight Mistress”
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Subject: Stus-List Keel bolt weeping
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
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