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Re: Catalina 27 with snapped kill bolt

Freudian possibly?

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Re: Catalina 27 with snapped keel bolt

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I found another Catalina. The owner admits to have caulked part of the smile and the bilge has been dry since.

Does anyone know what "Caulked" refers to, is this a proper repair or just a filler to get by?

I am getting the feeling that is a widespread problem in all Catalinas from the 70's
It is pretty common with the 27's at least.

If you want to avoid keel bolts altogether, you might want to look for a Cal or Ericson - both of which have encapsulated keels (no bolts).
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Re: Catalina 27 with snapped kill bolt

Caulking the keel-hull joint to stop a leak is just a temporary patch. Chances are if the keel bolts were leaking, the plywood in the sump is rotten. Keep looking.

FWIW you are looking at cheap 40 year old boats so expect problems.

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Re: Catalina 27 with snapped keel bolt

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Caulking the keel-hull joint to stop a leak is just a temporary patch. Chances are if the keel bolts were leaking, the plywood in the sump is rotten. Keep looking.

FWIW you are looking at cheap 40 year old boats so expect problems.
Yes, and this fix was done 10 years ago. I am just trying to find something structurally sound. There is always going to be a risk but some are too obvious.
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