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Thanks Eric, I will try the flashlight in the rain. Hopefully it comes in somewhere that I can see it. My boat is a Schock of some sort. I am
not sure what model. It's 26 feet long with a swing keel.
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Be careful about using "hardware" store parts on a boat, since many are not suitable for a marine environment and can pose a serious danger if used in one. If you're on freshwater, you're in less danger using hardware store parts, but not completely clear of it IMHO.
This is a good point and worth reinforcing. When faced with sticker shock at the boat supply store it's tempting to think you can get the same thing at a fraction of the price at the local hardware store. Problem is, you can't look at a piece of metal and tell how strong it is. Hefty looking metal shackles made with inferior steel or casting methods (china?) can break under surprisingly light loads. Quality costs more, and boats tend to have specialized needs warranting specialized hardware.

That's not to say that all boat parts are fairly priced - it absolutely pays to shop around - my son and I have a running joke, trying to guess - how much would you pay for 'X' - and the rational always is...well' its for a boat so we start at $80.00 and work up from there.

The trick is to prioritize the must have's from the want to have's and don't skimp on quality or safety - you won't be sorry.

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Wow, I bet that is it. The guy who sold it to us didn't say it was a Santana
but I think that is probably it. It is a '72 and the cabin is laid out that way.
Thank you for taking the time to find that. I couldn't find out much about
the boat. Now I have a model to help with fixing some of the things that are wrong with it. Thank you again, Cassy
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Allthumbs, I am guessing that garage poly worked ok for you. Reccommended??
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It works yes. For all the effort put into prep, marine paint may be a better choice, but I am happy with the durability of the paint I used.

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Wow, I bet that is it. The guy who sold it to us didn't say it was a Santana
but I think that is probably it. It is a '72 and the cabin is laid out that way.
Thank you for taking the time to find that. I couldn't find out much about
the boat. Now I have a model to help with fixing some of the things that are wrong with it. Thank you again, Cassy
That Santana I showed you is not a swing keel. Perhaps it came in both configurations. Is yours on a trailer?

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The picture of the keel on that Santana looks like it could be a different way
because the way it's drawn. Mine is on a trailer and there is a winch in the cabin floor and it is all pulled apart. I think it quit working and the PO tried
(not too hard) to fix it. We will probably have to get it to a boat yard or buy
some stands to get it off the trailer and see what is wrong with the keel. I
know that it is very heavy and it could be dangerous, too.
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I want to check and see if my pictures downloaded. I tried to attach some.
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Yeah they did go through. In the first on you can sort of see the keel trunk and the winch mess. The second pic shows the square that was cut in the cockpit where the soft spot is. It gives if you step on it. The tiller is missing but the pipe (?) that holds the rudder to the tiller is broken.
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