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Catalina 25 fixesd keel to remove temp.

Dear all,
I need urgent help from all of you. I want to by Catalina 25 1987 and I have to transport overseas by container in Europe, but I'm very limited by container size. Because of that I want to remove fixed keel temporary. How I can do that without threads of big problem after. I sow on drafting of fixed keel, there is 5 nuts and washers and it's possible but I need yours advice and suggestion. Thanks a lot!
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With the boat on a cradle,block the keel so it can't move.Remove the keel nuts and washers then jack up the hull.If it comes free lift the hull off with a crane.If it doesn't,chip away at the caulking in the keel to hull joint untill it does.A sabre saw with a long blade will help but don't damage the keel bolts.
I saw one done last year.The hardest part was getting the flatwashers off the keel bolts as they were jammed into the threads of the keel bolts.
Hope this helps.Be carefull!

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