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Moody 376 Keel Bolts

Discussion in 'Thinking of buying a Moody ask a question here' started by Matthew Dill, 25/9/17.

  1. Matthew Dill

    Matthew Dill Matthew Dill Registered Guest

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    We are a boat yard in Bermuda and need to source new keel bolts for a Moody 376. Can anyone point us in the right direction.
    Mills Creek Marine Bermuda
     
  2. Laurence Gandar

    Laurence Gandar Laurence Gandar

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    Boat name:
    MISTRAL DANCER
    Berth:
    River Hamble
    Boat type:
    Moody 376
    Cruising area:
    Solent, English Channel
    Matthew
    As stated this forum is for pre-purchase questions and is not supposed to be used for technical questions. However to be a bit more helpful, you might find the following useful.

    The standard Moody method of keel construction and attachment (apart from a few boats with lifting keels) is a cast iron fin keel or twin keels attached by mild steel studs (24mm) and nuts resting on mild steel backing plates in the bilges. The joint between the keel and hull is sealed with a non setting two part rubber sealant

    The mild steel nuts and backing plates are prone to surface rust, despite being partly protected by a coat of gelcoat or ‘gelwash’ during construction. Most posts to the MOA Infoexchange on the subject of keel fixings relate to this rust and methods of treating it. Most posts report that when removed the studs are in good condition, but unless well maintained the nuts and backing plates are what gives rise to questions of keel fixing integrity.

    For any more information you might care to ask the yacht owner if he (or she) would consider joining the MOA to gain access to our extensive on-line technical library and information exchange.
    Regards
    Laurence
     
    Last edited: 26/9/17
  3. Ian Scrimgeour

    Ian Scrimgeour Ian Scrimgeour

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    Boat name:
    ARCADIA TOO
    Berth:
    Atkio, Greece
    Boat type:
    Moody 376
    Cruising area:
    Canaries
    Small world, just commented on Information Exchange on just this issue, go on £20, now't for the level of information available, and I was born in Yorkshire to Scottish ancestry, so I do have short arms and deep pockets. Fair winds