Additional Information for the user manual keel bolts
Keel Bolts must be checked every year by a specialized company for the correct tightening torque of 270 Nm. lf these bolts are loose, the correct torque of the bolts and keel plate must be restored.
Keel plate must not show ony damage or deformation. Check the sealing joint at the keel plate for damage.
Keel & rudder
lnspect keel and rudder for cracks or warping over the entire surface.
The chain plates must always be in perfect condition and must not show any corrosion. Check the screws are light.
Check rudder stock for oxidation. Re-grease with acid-free marine grease.
Check gennaker pole extension line for wear and replace if necessary.
Water drain holes
Check all water drain holes for dirt.
Check all gasket joints for damage.
Ensure that when using the keel lifting system, the eyebolt that connects to the keel is screwed in at least 15 mm. The hand crank must be secured very carefully refer to the manufacturer's instructions supplied with the winch.
Roller furling system
Annual inspection of the roller fastening below deck; check tightening torque of the locking screw 40 Nm by specialized company.
Backstay – sail batten at masthead
Check annually for damage and replace after three years.
Storage of the boat out of the water
The rudder should be protected from intense sunlight, especially with dark antifouling or dark paint, by thermal covering. Otherwise, deformation is possible in case of intense sunlight on one side.
The keel and rudder should be protected by covering their entire surface with a thermal insulating blanket when the air temperature drops below -5 ° C . Make sure the boat is dry inside. Remove and charge the battery.