Iron Keel Finish - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > O'Day
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2007
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ruidh is on a distinguished road
Iron Keel Finish

I am the fairly new owner of a 1971 O'Day 23. One issue I've had wit it is the keel and centerboard. When I acquired it, the centerboard was rusted up into the slot. I freed it with a keyhole saw and a bit of tugging on a line wrapped around the centerboard. Since it's been launched, I follow the original instructions and shove a dowel down the pipe containing the cb lead to help push it down. The 1971 manual says the iron keel is sealed at the factory and needs no additional maintenance other than bottom paint. Ha!

I have some pictures on (As a new member I can't post urls] Search for ruidh and look at the Wise Eyes repairs set.

Should I be planning to scrape that all down and try to reseal the keel before bottom painting next year?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-09-2007
sailingcal21's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 49
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sailingcal21 is on a distinguished road
Search the archives and you'll find lots of discussion about finishes to apply to various types of keels. The composition of the keel will dictate your choices; i.e. iron vs lead. Taking it to bare metal and encapsulating it is one solution. That is what was done to my Cal 21 and it required no further maintenance.
s/v Karma
Short Pump, VA
1981 O'Day 34
"No matter where you go, there you are."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

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
My First Boat...Boat Term Question... Kacper General Discussion (sailing related) 38 09-23-2008 06:52 PM
Wing, fin, or bulb...what are the trade offs? langousta Gear & Maintenance 17 09-17-2008 04:54 PM
reducing keel/adding fin? abacosol Gear & Maintenance 9 07-01-2007 09:32 PM
Keel Bolt Repairs Don Casey Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 11-10-2003 07:00 PM
Keel Bolt Concerns Don Casey Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-12-2003 08:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:27 PM.

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

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