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Hex bolts vs. carriage bolts

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I have a new 5200 bottom on my wood boat with a small brass plate above the rudder.  Before the new bottom, the rudder was attached to the bottom of the boat with brass carriage bolts set into the wood; however, since there is now a brass plate there,  I am thinking about using Silicon Bronze  hex bolts to attach the rudder to the boat.  Since here is so much turbulence in the area near the rudder/prop shaft, will the hex bolt design cause any issues versus the carriage bolt design??  Thanx, Pete

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The Hex Bolt should work as well as the carriage bolt in that application.  Be sure to use a sealant like 3M 4200 in the hole first.

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