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Ironwood70 07-21-2013 12:32 PM

southcoast 22 keel problem
I have just purchased a 1974 Southcoast 22 and the swing keel does not drop all the way and something seems to be stopping it. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks.

CalebD 07-21-2013 01:45 PM

Re: southcoast 22 keel problem
Here is the spec for the South Coast 22':
SOUTH COAST 22 sailboat specifications and details on

I suspect that your swing keel weighs 500 Lbs. which should drop easily.
What often happens with swing keel/center board boats is that marine growth jams up the slot or trunk where the swing keel lives. You are going to have to get into the slot with a flat metal tool and try to knock as much growth out of there as you can. I do this every year for the center board slot on my Tartan 27'. I get piles of barnacle shells falling out when I do this.
A reasonable tool for this job is a flat metal bar or a small wood or sheet rock saw.

Ironwood70 07-21-2013 10:40 PM

Re: southcoast 22 keel problem
Thanks . It was a fresh water boat. Does the keel have a locking pin? I have read somewhere that the Southcoast has one but I see none. Thanks for the help.

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