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How much movement in Swing Keel

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by WindChill, Oct 2, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,280 posts, 776 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    The source of my keel wobble:



    I have no plans to mess with it at this time. The pin and hangers are new, and there is no side-to-side movement, it's not going anywhere.
     


  2. MaryEllaRose

    MaryEllaRose

    Joined Sep 11, 2013
    182 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 25
    6106 US Lake Erie Metro Park
    It looks like the bushing upgrade has already been in installed. If that's so, the hardest part has already been done. A new pin will probably eliminate the play, but even if you don't replace it, I don't think you don't have to worry about the keel falling off as long as the hangers aren't worn and the bolts are tight.
    Just my 2 cents but if I had the keel already down I'd replace the pin and the cable now just on general principal....

    Tom G
     


  3. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,280 posts, 776 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    The pin and hangers are new, it's the bushing that's worn. But yeah ... not worried. I'd sail her to China just like she is.
     


    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017
  4. MaryEllaRose

    MaryEllaRose

    Joined Sep 11, 2013
    182 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 25
    6106 US Lake Erie Metro Park
    I'm surprised that the bushing wore before the pin.
     


  5. greg_m

    greg_m

    Joined May 23, 2017
    316 posts, 106 likes
    Catalina Jaguar 22
    ZA Simons Town
    @justsomeguy = they did not get paid!
     


  6. greg_m

    greg_m

    Joined May 23, 2017
    316 posts, 106 likes
    Catalina Jaguar 22
    ZA Simons Town
    You can pop in to Simons Town on your way!
     


  7. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,280 posts, 776 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    I wouldn't miss it for the world! :)
     


  8. Displacesailor

    Displacesailor

    Joined Oct 25, 2015
    11 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 22
    Un Cave Run Lake ky
    I have replace several sets and not all the pins that have been used on the boats are the same size. I have one set of mounts that are 20 thousand over size and one that was 120 thousand larger that caused a lot of problem as the pin need to be removed (bored out) to get a new mount to work. Just worry about side to side movement and the pin wear will be a problem in the distant future. Check the fit on the mount also.
     



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