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Catalina 27 with snapped keel bolt
Looking at a Catalina 27 for sale. Great looking boat. the owner mentioned that when he first got the boat he droped the keel to make sure it was all dry between the led and the fiberglass. Filled it with sikaflex to seal it all and then re apoxeyed the whole keel. But when he was tightining the keel back up he snaped one of the bolts. In his opinion this can be easily repared by putting a lag bolt into the keel to make a new stud.
My worry is the keel will fall off in heavy sea and sink the boat ))
Otherwise the boat looks fantastic, good price great motor. Not worth running a survey for the price of the boat.
I will appreciate the forum opinions and advice,
Last edited by Pasadena; 04-22-2019 at 06:58 PM.