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Thanks to all who take the time to keep up this message board. As a new sailor, it''s been VERY helpful!

I''m the new owner of a 1988 Catalina 30 TR with the M25XP engine. When she was hauled for the winter a few weeks ago, I noticed a spot in the joint between the keel and fiberglass that was "weeping" water. It lasted for more than a week. The yard says to tighten the keel bolts and paint. Does anyone know how much to torque the bolts? Should I just paint over it in the spring after it has had a chance to dry out? Dig out the fairing material and replace (with what)?

Also need to install a new cutless bearing. I have read what I can and it all seems pretty straight forward. But, engine/shaft re-alignment, can anyone walk me through the process? I''ve read about repacking the stuffing box with teflon "flax". I have seen both the "flax" and a putty material. What''s best? What size flax do I use? It might also be a good time to replace engine mounts. How much of a job is this?
And last, any favorite web sites to purchase cutless bearings, fuel filters (both Racor and engine), engine mounts, etc.

Thanks again,

Mike in Noank
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I sugest you join the Catalina owners'' association and order a copy of their tech notes. Most every maitenance task is covered.
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