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BEAM BRACKET BOLTS

It is important to note that the Lower Folding Strut beam bracket bolts are not removable and any attempt to remove may result in the bolt head itself being twisted off.

These bolts pass through carbon fiber reinforcement in the beam, and the stainless steel bolts should be insulated from the conductive carbon fiber. But, it is also structurally very important that the bolts are not allowed to bear directly on the relatively brittle carbon fibers, and any such contact should always be cushioned by an epoxy glue.

Thus these bolts are locked in place for the life of the boat, and the only maintenance should be a regular washing in fresh water.