SailNet Community - View Single Post - Catalina Owners
Thread: Catalina Owners
View Single Post
Old 10-24-2003
sailnaway sailnaway is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 399
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
sailnaway is on a distinguished road
Catalina Owners

The keel bolts can be a problem they may look ok but look very close at them. Also for some reason they built some with the rudder shaft welded to a steel plate not stainless like the shaft. sea water gets in the top where the shaft comes out of the rudder and gets down to the steel and it rusts away from the shaft and rudder failure is not far behind. The only fix is to cut it open save the shaft and build a new rudder with all stainless parts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook