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Keel Pin Brackets

Postby TimR » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:52 pm

Hi to all,
I have just picked up a 78 C-22. I am planning on a complete restoration. It seems that the keel pin and brackets are the place to begin. I have read the previous posts. Did anyone come up with a source for these components? Any current info would be much appreciated.
Tim Rice
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Moscow, TN.

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Postby EmergencyExit » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:41 am

Tim, welcome aboard ! To get to the drawings go to the main page at
chryslersailors.com, then click on Documentation, scroll down to the section for "C22_Sandpiper" and you'll see a link to "C22KeelPinDrawing.jpeg"

Scott has some pics of his keel pin repair,also under the main page, favorite links, favorite links, keel pin repair

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Postby CaptainScott » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:43 am

Welcome aboard Tim,
Yes, I have done this work!

EE already pointed you towards the links, if you have any questions, shoot away!

There is no real rocket science there just use a lot of care and common sense! Search the forum, you'll find several folks have done this and have supported their boats in a variety of fashions!

As far as pin and bracket, you best get them made locally. That is what I did!


Scott

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Welcome Aboard!!!

Postby Coreth » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:53 pm

Hey Tim!!! Great having another restoration going on. I, too, am currently doing a near complete restoration, to include the keel pin, bracket, and that entire area. I took the before mentioned drawing to my local fabricator and should have it all back shortly. I do my best to document my progress via the Coreth blog. Keep us up to date, when you find the time. It is an extensive project, but worth it completely :)
Best Wishes,

Corey
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Keel Pin Brackets

Postby TimR » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:21 am

Thanks for the encouragement. I am talking to Max Stewart at Stewart Stainless in Waco Texas. He has made the C 22 keel pin brackets for others and has a set of old brackets as a pattern. I sent the the drawing to him so he can verify the measurements. I will keep all informed.


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Postby Matt & Star » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:08 pm

Hello All
Been lurking around here for the past year, and as I'm now in the same "boat" (haha!) as both Tim and Corey, I though I'd jump in. I will have my "new" 1980 C-22 home sometime within the next 3 weeks, and if the weather holds out I should be addressing the keel pin assembly soon after as well.

(It's a keel pin party! Incidentally, I have bought "Free Ride", Tim Labute's old boat.)

I'm going to try and document the process as best as I can and post it somewhere for your entertainment. I'll most likely fabricate the brackets and pin along with the help of a neighbor because I'm cheap and he has a lathe (you're a good man, Paul!), but I'll have the welding done elsewhere as I'm not equipped for welding stainless. I'd prefer if it were tigged, anyhow.
Seems we'll have a new post or two about the process to add to the heap!

Sorry for the intrusion.
Power to the people!

Cheers,
Matt

Oh, and Tim- I'd say Welcome to you as well, but I don't feel qualified as I kind of walked in on your heels. How about "Hey"?

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Postby EmergencyExit » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:17 pm

Matt & Star, Welcome Aboard !! Yes, please pics and docs, everyone enjoys them both..

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Postby b918fvc » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:34 am

Have found sources fabricating keel pin brackets...spoke with three different marine welding shops in the Fort Myers, Florida area. All will take on the job if specifications and / or old parts can be made available. Price range in $500 to $600.
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Postby Coreth » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:35 am

B918fvc... I do know that that $1000.00 estimate seems VERY high. I am having mine keel pin bracket fabricated from scratch currently, here in Olympia, WA. I was quoted appx. $500.00 by a couple of places. I'm blessed to have a really good connection that is giving me a smoking deal on my set though and will pay about half that. Keep looking. You must know someone who knows someone ;)
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