08/28/2009 10:11 AM Pacific Time With a hull number that old, you may not have the eye bolt. You could retrofit for it or you may have to get 'creative'. A photo posted to photobucket or some other free service and linked here would get you some better ideas from the collective.
Dan Scherer Austin, TX
Boat Name: Wind Player
Model/Year: swing keel
Hull No. 4444
Hailing Port: Austin, TX
08/30/2009 1:13 PM Pacific Time i have a swing keel with a good attachment point for sale in austin, Tx
email me at [email protected]
Erv Zimmerman Anchor Bay Shores, Michigan
Boat Name: Adventuring
Hull No. 1787
Hailing Port: Anchor Bay, Lake St. Clair
08/31/2009 7:44 AM Pacific Time This is what the cable attachment point on the keel looks like (maybe not as corroded!).
I have seen photos where the eye had broken out of the keel. To repair the problem, a strap was bent into a "U" shape and through-bolted onto the keel where the eye-bolt should be. Maybe not the best if you are a racer, but fine for ordinary sailing. Comments?