I was expecting to be sailing in the Samui Regatta
right now with my pals but the Covid scare has disrupted my plans.
In an effort to keep involved with sailing and boats i just bought a 1978 Balboa 27 sailboat and parked it outside my window. Aside from being great lawn art i am going through it to correct any deficiencies that i find. (working from home)
I am now halfway through replacing the deadlights and one of the next things i want to look into the swing keel bolt.
The boat came with and is still on the trailer
so i cannot see under the keel. I do not see any obvious places in/around the bilges to check on it. Thus i presume it fastens from underneath the keel. does anyone out there have one of these 27 Balboa boats and have info on the keel bolt, Is it the same fastenings as the Balboa 26? Anyone know how that one is fixed? Any other info i might find important or useful would be appreciated? I note that a user named Verner started a conversation and if he is still around i would welcome any info he has found. I do not see any useful info on the web and hardly any for it. As i live 1000 miles from the coast just picking it up for a look is going to be a big deal yet i dont want to float it without due dilligence.
i could fill it up with water
and look for leaks
from the outside but thats just silly i know...LOL