Chip Ford's 1974 Catalina 22 Restoration Project
Sail #3282  l  Marblehead, Massachusetts

The never-ending project to fill my hole in the ocean while bailing it out

Preparing for Sailing Season '04
The Keel  Restoration Project
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Primer is complete.  (Mar. 8)

The keel, moved outside in the boatyard, ready to be installed (Mar. 11)

I trailered Chip Ahoy down to the boatyard this morning and the crew there hung the keel. I've got to return later this spring so they can  sand and paint it when they bottom-paint the hull; it was still too cool for painting today.  (Mar. 15)

The old keel-hanger bronze castings and pivot pin are still in very good shape I'm assured, but I had them install the new stainless bolts (view of portside casting). I have a complete new keel-hanger casting kit available. I expected that I'd need it but didn't, this time.

Click here to see a before and after comparison
Moving on with Season 2004 improvements

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