Keel Bolt Leaks

Last night was the first night this year we slept on high priority. For the first time ever the bulge pump wet on while we were sleeping. I sponged all the water from the main bilge , no water migrating from the back or front appears to be slowly building around the bolts closest to the bulge pump. Never seemed to have this issue last year I searched some older threads on the web site and see some have had loose bolts in the past. Did you have success in retorqueing while in the water? Sounds as if torquing them on the hard while the weight is on the keel would be better?

Just splashed 2 weeks ago and really don’t want to haul out again if at all possible

Thanks Paul
Hull 170
Bronte

Paul;

 


Torque away!

Bring them all up to the recommended torque setting evenly and

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