Catalina 22 Keel Repair.
Well, maybe we do. This is the reason the previous owner gave me the boat. We have a serious lack of keel:
In all these pictures, the bow of the boat is toward the top of the picture.
Here is a close up of the bolts. Or should I say where the bolts used to be. They look like they’ve been sheared off.
Here is the same spot, but at a slight angle.
To give you some idea of the mess this is, I went looking for a picture of one in good condition and found this Catalina 22 / Fleet 20 Portland Oregon blog entry
Here is a picture looking up into the keel cavity. I think that thing sticking out of the side may be a “stay down” bolt, but not sure.
Wow, it looks like I have a LONG way to go to get this boat in the water! Unfortunately about the only required skill I currently possess is patience and the inability to recognize when a job is too big for me.