07/31/2009 4:06 PM Pacific Time i cant get the damm bronze pin out of the keel. apparently catalinas can wear through these pins. the parts of the pin that stick out are in perfect condition. looks like it hasnt pivoted on the keel in a while. there is slight rust going in around the pin but i think ive got most of it. cant really be sure though. im half tempted to drill it out and get a new one with a sleave just to be sure. what do ya reckon ? should i leave it.? any tips for removing the thing. any tips are greatly appreciated
Greg Baker Charlotte, NC
Boat Name: Sea Sharp Minor
Model/Year: Catalina 22 - 1984 - Swing Keel
Hull No. 11823
Hailing Port: Lake Norman Sailing Club
08/01/2009 10:29 AM Pacific Time Why do you want to take it out? If it won't come out, it obvioiusly is not wearing in the keel. The bushings in either side are fine for handling the rotation. Most people wish theirs was that tight.