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zeil
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Initially Posted - 05/12/2021 :  22:51:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

1) On mid run 250 WK are the keels bolted to the hull?
2) Are the keels encapsulated in fiberglass as part of the hull?... do the keels need maintenance
3) What material is used for the keel
4) Will a "hard landing", create leakage, hull damage,

Henk & Johanna
Mariah '96 C250WB #191
......... '00 C250WK #499

TakeFive
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Response Posted - 05/13/2021 :  04:53:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1) Yes
2) The keel is finished with gelcoat and/or fairing material. Like any bolt-on keel, annual tightening of nuts to the specified torque is recommended.
3) Lead.
4) Yes, if impact is hard enough. In case of an accident, hauling out for inspection is recommended.

AFAIK, all of these answers apply to any Catalina sailboat with a keel.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
PO of Take Five, 1998 Catalina 250WK #348 (relocated to Baltimore's Inner Harbor)
New owner of 2001 Catalina 34MkII #1535 Breakin' Away (at Rock Hall Landing Marina)
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 05/13/2021 :  06:09:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TakeFive

...AFAIK, all of these answers apply to any Catalina sailboat with a keel.

...made after about 1983, up to which time most were painted cast iron.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV,
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.
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zeil
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Response Posted - 05/13/2021 :  15:52:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thank you Rick... as always your input is much appreciated

Henk & Johanna
Mariah '96 C250WB #191
......... '00 C250WK #499
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