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Keel Bolts...(Sorry.)

Discussion in 'Smaller Boats' started by Chichester, Oct 26, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Chichester

    Chichester

    Joined Oct 11, 2017
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina C-25
    US TN U.S.A Hendersonville
    Hi everyone. This is my first post. I just acquired a 1981 C-25 and am excited about its renovation. Overall, its in surprisingly good shape with a multitude of minor fixes to enjoy through the coming winter.
    However, I need to address the keel bolt issue. Although the keel surface only shows a mild (about a one foot long) crack to the fore, the bolts appear neglected.
    I am aware of this common aging problem and have read many forum posts on the subject. Sistering kits from CD, and dropping the keel are all options to consider but I would like to hear others' opinions.
    P.S. The bolts stick to magnets like glue.

    Catalina 25.JPG Keel Bolts 1.JPG Keel crack.JPG
    Best wishes
    , and thanks.
     


  2. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,555 posts, 393 likes
    Catalina 34
    US Maple Bay, BC, Canada


  3. Chichester

    Chichester

    Joined Oct 11, 2017
    3 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina C-25
    US TN U.S.A Hendersonville
    Hi, Stu.
    No reason at all. As I said, the boat is in great shape considering. Thank you for the link. Will read, over.
     


  4. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    386 posts, 57 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA



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