C-22 keel removal how much clearance is needed

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C-22 keel removal how much clearance is needed

Postby ejr1212 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:39 am

Can anyone tell me how much clearance is needed below the hull of the boat to remove the keel?

I am trying to figure out if I have sufficient room to remove the keel with my boat on the trailer.

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Re: C-22 keel removal how much clearance is needed

Postby brigadoon » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:24 am

I,m surprised no one has tried to answer your question yet. I tried earlier but was out of the county and for some reason my post would not log on. To figure out how much clearance you need measure the amount of keel exposed beneath the hull then measure the trunk height inside. Add about 8” for clearance .Adding all the figures should give you a good idea of how much room you need to pull the keel. You can probably do it without the extra 8” but trying to do it on the trailer sounds iffy to me , I suppose it might be possible depending on the trailer configuration. If you do pull the keel be very carefull in how you support it because it is heavy enough to cause severe injury and it will be difficult to realign when it’s time to reinstall.You should take a look at the subject in previous posts as a number of members have overhauled keels on both the 26 and 22 Chrysler in the past and have recorded it.
Good luck , Rick / Brigadoon

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Re: C-22 keel removal how much clearance is needed

Postby Skipper Dan » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:10 pm

You can do it if you jack up the trailer and support it with blocks. Then remove the axles, just roll them out of the way. Of course this depends on your trailer config.

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