On the beach at Angle I had laboured long and hard to extract the ends of the severed bolt - it was a heck of a job! I actually had to drill and chisel the nut off before driving the bolt out with a drift. A new bolt, nut and washers had been obtained and such is the nature of these things, on a certain online auction site, I ended up buying them from three different sellers! The bolt on our F24 is an M24 and is 180mm long.
|Job done - waiting to re-launch|
|Positioning the centreplate under the keel.|