- Jun 2, 2007
Actually, I think you will find very few fiberglass boats with keelbolts through the frames (floors). I believe the reason being that the floors are usually hollow fiberglass C-sections and are unable to support the compression load. My old Pearson 32, a very stout boat, had keelbolts through the bottom of the sump only, not though the substantial floors in the sump area.Why in the world did the keel bolts not extend through the frames? Is there a reason for this or is it just poor boat building?