Don’t Let Loose Keel Bolts Ruin Your Day!

Several months ago I was just hanging out with a long time delivery skipper and I’m not sure how we got on the subject but he shared with me one of his more memorable sailing experiences while doing a transatlantic delivery. I forget the exact location but as I recall he was somewhere near the Azores when he and the rest of the crew heard some rather odd noises creeping up out of the bilge area of the boat they were sailing. After lifting the floor boards and observing that rather large ...