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« on: 26 January, 2009, 23:17:59 »
Hello Forum,

I am planning to buy a Contest 36 from 1976. It?s a refit-object. A lot to do...
The most problems I could handle, only the Kielbolts are making me thinking...(see pictures)
Someone with an advise? Should I buy (very low price)  or better lookout for other options?

Thank you very muchfor your help!

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« Reply #1 on: 27 January, 2009, 09:28:50 »
Very low price.... interesting... :)   I wouldn't worry to much about the bolts. As far as I can see it's only rusty on the surface, nothing structural. Cleaning them up and putting them in a protective paint should be sufficient. I've heard about some kind of paint that 'transforms' rust back in solid material, that could be very usefull.


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« Reply #2 on: 27 January, 2009, 18:48:11 »

there is only one question. Why are these bolts not covered with GRP? Normally it does! So, I think that they've had the keel removed from the boat in the past. (for what ever reason..) Check anyway if there are trails of (previous) damage around the keel in the GRP! If its only rust on the outside of the bolts (and you have to be shure about that!) I agree with BJ's solution.


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« Reply #3 on: 27 January, 2009, 22:36:22 »
Hi Eric and BJ,

thanks for your remarks regarding my question.
As I could see the there were a kind of red paint(?) over some bolts and over the counter-plates.
Others were only serious rosty... and the last chips of this paint or grp I could see in the bilge.
The keel has no indication for a groundtouching or somthing else even the keelbed in the hull. There
was nothing that could give one a dought in direction of a keelproblem. I saw the bilge and I saw
dirt and rosty things but no scratches or something that could give a hint of a repair or something else.

Before I will sign the contract I will try to clear up this things. Probably with help of an professionel.

Thank you very much!



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