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Replying to:Keel Lockdown Rl24
My next job is sealing the keel box more so that winch rope passes freely thru a fair lead, to minimise water ingress if knocked down and add a lock down bolt or 2. For this I was thinking that maybe place a bolt to where keel swings back with the aft bottom corner just starts to enter the box? Maybe using a 6mm 316 stainless bolt, and then a back up bolt a little further up? ( with small bungs either side of the box for the bolts to pass thru and pluggable when bolts removed?) I have viewed and contemplated the various lock down devices on this site but keep coming back to this simple idea. Is there any positive results of lock downs in action out there?? My thinking is that 6mm may bend or break to avoid damage to the box? Andy