Cat 22 Swing Keel Question - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-22-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Liquidglowfish is on a distinguished road
Cat 22 Swing Keel Question

I'm in the process of buying a 1977 Catalina 22, and I have a general question about swing keels. From what I understand they generally have a tendency to rust a bit which shouldn't pose too much a problem; but I am curious about upkeep and refinishing the keel should it be needed. Maybe sand blasting? or just some sanding and repainting? A point of note: I am a college student with limited funds but ample time to try and do the work myself. Any suggestions related or unrelated would be more than welcome, thanks!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-22-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
DirtManly is on a distinguished road
For just redoing the bottom I usually just sand swing keels, although I alway use a bariier coat on the swing keel. Interlux 2000 barrier coating seems to be the best metal primer on the planet. The only times that I have sand blasted the keel is when I have rebuilt pivot systems. Catalina 22 and 25 seem to have had to much play from side to side from the factory and they only get worse over time. Mind you if your not racing the boat it rarely gets bad enough to become a real problem, more like a real annoyance.
If you are going to do this kind of work your self, PLEASE get a VERY GOOD full mask respirator. Do NOT skimp on this, this stuff is absolutely no good for your lung or eyes.

I am very fond of Catalina's and believe that they are a reasonably good starter boat for just about anyone.
Very Best of Luck
Dirt
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swing Keel or Fixed Wing Keel? Catalina 22 or 25? BRCincy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 56 07-28-2014 09:08 AM
Draft minus keel depth on Cape Dory 28? Nonkjo Boat Review and Purchase Forum 16 03-21-2012 02:29 PM
1965 Islander 32 Keel bolts Gene927 Gear & Maintenance 2 03-03-2009 03:02 AM
Electrolysis / Keel stepped mast WillS Gear & Maintenance 14 06-27-2006 01:45 PM
Cat 22/Bayliner US25, Cat 25? JeromeFr Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 06-06-2001 08:55 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:48 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.