08/17/2008 3:58 PM Pacific Time New to me boat here...
When the keel is up, is the keel bolt screwed into the keel (ie. locked down)? Or is it only screwed in/locked down when the keel is lowered?
08/18/2008 4:33 AM Pacific Time Only when the keel is down. Check out the technical tips page at www.c22pdx.org
Bill Burke Plymouth, Mass
Boat Name: Irish Wake
Model/Year: Catalina 22, 1983
Hull No. 11499
Hailing Port: Plymouth, Mass
08/18/2008 5:34 PM Pacific Time Thanks very much - Great web site!!!
Lynn Buchanan Nevada City, CA
Boat Name: SAILYNN
Model/Year: SWING 1984
Hull No. 11994
Hailing Port: SCOTTS FLAT LAKE, CA
08/25/2008 4:50 PM Pacific Time It never screws into the keel, it just jams against it with pressure. With a variety of keel cable types and lengths, it would be impossible to align up and screw that tiny pin into a hole. Don't over count on that tiny pin holding your keel up if you should turtle the boat. IMHO it takes a lot of skill (or stupidity) to turtle a Catalina 22. I heard that the Moon has to be in the seventh house and Jupiter aligned with Mars, and then you must open all your hatches and crib boards to let all the water in after laying the boat over 90 degree plus.