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The copper grounding
to the keel bolt in the bilge is not very hard to replace. You
will need a series of socket extension rods to reach the keel
bolt. The specs for making a solid replacement can be found
here on the forum. However, I would advise to using a woven
copper strap if you can get the material. The woven material
is more conductive.
Sailing Vessel -
Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - French Polynesia
On 6/27/2022 11:49 AM, Ben Levy wrote:
Based on past posts, it looks like rust on the keel of an Amel is
not something unheard of. My concern however is that, unlike what
my surveyor told me, the grounding cable that is connected to the
keel bolt in the bilge has obviously been long gone (I only found
bits and pieces of a crumbling grounding cable). There is
physically no way this can be replaced by a human without at least
emptying the entire engine compartment.
As the corrosion on the keel is worrying me (more so that it is
not connected to any anode), can I drill a hole in the keel to
attach an anode? It might not solve entirely the rust issue but it
would resolve the grounding one? Anyone has any thoughts or
experience on this matter?