So far so good.
Due to the difficulty of accessing the top of the tube under the deck I made a small collar to stop the tube pulling through the deck and added epoxy during assembly. Having drilled the bottom the bottom of the tube I put a long pin through that was then glassed to the keel area in the same way other fittings are fixed.
Don't think that's coming out anytime soon!
Thanks for your help.
Romanza 1104 for sale. Measured July 2017. Well sorted. Well equipped, Good Housemartin sails including working suit and skinny main. Tornado winch. BRG. Radio not included. Looking for sensible offer for boat of this quality. Location, Lymington. Interested, email or call Robin on 01590623978.