SailNet Community - View Single Post - Old Keel bolt repair
View Single Post
  #31  
Old 11-01-2011
SloopJonB's Avatar
SloopJonB SloopJonB is offline
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,932
Thanks: 58
Thanked 56 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by alanr77 View Post
HelloS: Catalina direct is now selling a "kit"..albeit a high priced one that requires only a hand drill. I can't see how this could drill a straight hole however without building a guide. I may create a homemade "press" to attach my drill to.
Just drill through a block of wood first, preferably in a drill press, then clamp it down so the hole is over the spot you want to drill. By the time your drill has bottomed out on the block the hole will be deep enough in the keel to keep things straight after removing the block.

Clamping it down is usually the easier said than done part of this procedure.
__________________
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook