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pwgun
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Boat Name: JAKAL III
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swing keel pivot

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Hi, what are the tubes inside by the swing keel pivot for as mine are missing. thankyou
Alistair Sim
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Re: swing keel pivot

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I believe they are aluminium set within a circular wooden plate at either end.

Regards, Alistair.
pwgun
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Boat Name: JAKAL III
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Re: swing keel pivot

Post by pwgun »

Are they just as supports to the keel housing?
or does something run thru them, and someone has filled the holes.
Alistair Sim
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Re: swing keel pivot

Post by Alistair Sim »

I believe they are stiffeners to provide structural support to the keel box.
Their removal absence may be attributable to the floor separating from the keelbox
as their is a 450lb weight swinging underneath that may cause twisting/lateral movement if the tubes aren't in place to prevent it, but I may be wrong.

Regards, Alistair.
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