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Bill Burke
Plymouth, Mass

Boat Name: Irish Wake

Model/Year: Catalina 22, 1983

Hull No. 11499

Hailing Port: Plymouth, Mass
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?



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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.
 
 
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