07/25/2013 3:48 PM Pacific Time Hello I have a 1973 22' with the swing keel. I picked it up for short money and have been fixing what needs to be fixed. The PO provided me with a new keel cable kit because it obviously needed fixing. Today I jacked up the boat to get access to the keel and noticed that there is no attachment point! I'm sure people have come across this before so I am hoping for some ideas for a safe fix. A link to the photo is below, HELP!
07/26/2013 9:28 AM Pacific Time On CD's website, look at part numbers D1132, Z2270, and Z2271. Those should fix you up. Happy sailing!
Lynn Buchanan Nevada City, CA
Boat Name: SAILYNN
Model/Year: SWING 1984
Hull No. 11994
Hailing Port: SCOTTS FLAT LAKE, CA
07/26/2013 11:03 AM Pacific Time Are you talking about the head of the keel or the back? Sometimes on older models an owner may have fiberglassed over the keel pivot holding blocks and bolts because they were bad. Saw this on hull number 75 recently. Only way to fix is to cut out the old brackets, redo the area with a large fiberglass patch, buy the hanging parts from CD or Catalina Yachts and redo the whole thing. I believe there are C22 sailors on the yahooCatalina22.com chat room who have done this. As for the back attachment with the cable, check with CD or Catalina Yachts for the parts if you need them.