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francoisl
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Initially Posted - 03/26/2021 :  19:06:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The sailing season is coming fast. I have got my swing keel off from the boat. At the pivot pin, there is some wear of about one quart of an inch aroud the pivot pin. There is some wear on the spacers at the top of the keel.

General view of the keel and of the drift well
https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-by-boat/capri-25/hull-deck/stern/rudder-bearing-epoxy-repair-kit/
Would the rudder bearing epoxy kit of the catalina 25 be a good way of fixing the wear on the keel at the pivot pin?

Keel hanger casting kit
https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-by-boat/catalina-250/hull-deck/keel/keel-hanger-casting-kit-c-25-c-250/
Mine seems in good shape. The two hanger casting are exactly the dimension described, so nothing to improve there.

The spacer kit
https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-by-boat/catalina-250/hull-deck/keel/keel-centering-spacer-kit-c-25-c-250/
This seems a little more complicated. I imagine that I have to measure the centerboard trunk width at the upper bearing point when the centerboard is lowered down. How do I do that?

Thanks for your suggestions or mentioning your experience with the same issues.

La vie est belle!

Edited by - francoisl on 03/26/2021 19:08:15

francoisl
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Response Posted - 03/27/2021 :  07:35:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a photo of my hanger casting kit. At first, I thought that it had not so much wear, but I wonder now. There is a gap of 1/16 to 1/8 inch around the pivot pin in the castings, one casting seems a little more eroded that the other. The pivot pin is corroded on the surface that is in contact with the interior of the casting.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IBUDahGq6sqTpo8eth3b_jloEb3lkJJz/view?usp=sharing
For the catalina 250, I wonder if I should not use the C-25 Keel Pivot Pin Bushing to give some additional ridity between the pivot pin and the hole in the rudder instead of have the pivot pin directly in contact with the epoxy of the rudder.
https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-by-boat/catalina-25/hull-deck/keel/pivot-assy/c-25-keel-pivot-pin-bushing/
Should I use the pivot pin bushing and should I change the pivot pin and castings?
Thanks.

La vie est belle!
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Russ.Johnson
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Response Posted - 03/28/2021 :  23:56:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your problem sounds similar to a recent post.

http://www.catalina-capri-25s.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32076

Russ Johnson
2005 C250WB Hull 793
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francoisl
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Response Posted - 03/29/2021 :  17:29:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is exactly the information that I was looking for. I wonder why this link did not came out with a google search.
Thanks so much.

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