Originally Posted by outdoorsman37
cast iron, are you sure? thanks
if its origional.... the lead keels were not avalable until the late 90s and even then the keel was a steel
frame with lead in the bottom end..
the origional keel was made of cast iron and inported from Mexico
some older boats that lost
the their keels wer allowed by racing
rules to up-grade to the newer lead keel..
one of the issues with the origional keel was being of cast iron, it would wobble out the pivot pin hole.. the keel would have to be pulled and modified in that area..
If your keel is origional, its "PIG IRON" or cast iron and only worth , nothing.......no real market for cast iron
what you might do, is find someone building a boat that needs balist..
think it weighs around 4 to 5 hundred lbs.....
also post it on the catalina 22 site or call "Catalina Direct" which is a small company out of Rancho Cordova, east of Sacramento and see if they have a sorce to out-sorce it.. they may know someone that needs one..
being they are only held on by a pivot bolt, they do wear throu the cast or the bolt and fall off..