Originally Posted by phollings
I have a 1977 Catalina 22 which I purchased recently. What I experience is that the boat leaks water
around the keel trunk unless the keel is kept partly lowered. I have not been able to spot the exact source because the leak is very slow. Another issue is that I cannot locate the pin on which the keel swings. It appears that it is encased in fiberglass
. Also, There does not appear to be any way to lock the keel in the down position which could be dangerous in a knockdown. Comments or suggestions would be welcome.
your bolt or pin is under the boat at the leading edge of the keel.. the pin is held to the boat with a clamp on each side..
Inside at the forward edge of the trunk and might be inside the seat area is a bolt with a "T" handle.. once you lower the keel, tighten up on the "T" handle to secure the keel..
you can easily check the wear on the keel pin.. when on the trailer
, lower the keel and then grab the rear of the keel and try to move it from side to side.. if it wobbles, it needs work
... Catalina direct will tell you how to do it..
I've owned 3 catalina 22s in the past.. The last one was a 22MKll with the wider beam.. Had it built for racing
and a capri