Author:Ralph Deeds Subject: Witchy Woman Keel Bolt Failure PLEASE READ Info: (2982 views) Posted: Tuesday 10-2-12 08:49:34 AM
It occurs to me that existing keel bolts might be subject to failure
for the same reason that caused the Witchy Woman failure??
:: Yes, Sergey, I thought of the same moficiation but was :: thinking about someting that would thread wown farther :: fore and aft than coupling of standard eye bolt. Eye :: bolt by design seems most efficient for the fabrication :: and installation cost. :: :: mb :: :: :: There are two extra bolts fore and aft of the two bolts :: :: used for the original strap (it is a common design or :: :: just my boat?) about a foot apart from each other. I am :: :: planning to screw an eye nuts on the bolts and them as :: :: the connection point for redundant spectra strap. The :: :: idea is that redundant strap will take about 30% of the :: :: initial load and will secure the boat if the original :: :: strap had failed. Any comments.