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1982 Hunter 22 - need Swing Keel replacement

May 30, 2021
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Hunter 22 Lake Hefner
My wife and I recently started restoring a 1982 Hunter 22. When we launched the boat today, the keel got caught on our trailer and broke off right at the pivot pin. I can't seem to find a replacement for sale. Does anyone have experience with retro-fitting or getting a new keel made? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.
 
Jan 1, 2006
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Slickcraft 26 Greenport, NY
Mars Metals makes keels. If you can locate a local foundry it will be a lot less expensive.
 
Jan 1, 2006
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Slickcraft 26 Greenport, NY
BTW I've gotten the centerboard of two boats caught on the trailer cross beam. I was fortunate neither broke off but only because they were light boats.
 
Nov 6, 2006
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Hunter 34 Mandeville Louisiana
If you have both of the parts, the weighted fiberglass board can be repaired by a good fiberglass repair shop..
 
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May 30, 2021
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Hunter 22 Lake Hefner
BTW I've gotten the centerboard of two boats caught on the trailer cross beam. I was fortunate neither broke off but only because they were light boats.
I am thinking I need to find a way to make sure that doesnt happen again. Have you come up with any potential solutions?
 
Jan 1, 2006
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Slickcraft 26 Greenport, NY
Just try to make sure the centerboard is all the way up. We need to make a way to lock it up. And when the boat isn't sliding off the trailer - stop. Something is wrong.
 
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