Re: Catalina 22 Question regarding Swing Keel
That boat doesn't sound like its worth $1000. Given the state of the deck, I would be very surprised if it didn't have delamination issues. This boat sounds like a lot of work and money to make it right. If you are a project guy and enjoy the work, then maybe its a good deal. If you want to go sailing, then I would suggest a different boat. If you like the C22, you can spend not much more and get a boat in good condition.
btw, you didn't mention the outboard engine; is there one, and if so, does it work?